Every day 30,000 children die from a combination of disease- infested water and malnutrition, of disease- infested water and malnutrition.
Water-borne diseases are claiming one child every three seconds. These diseases are the major killers of small children in Africa.
In addition to those lives being claimed for lack of clean water and malnutrition, diseases such as AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and typhoid fever are killing record numbers as well.
About 20% of the children in Africa die before the age of five, because of malnutrition
Southeast Asia has the most hungry people of any region in the world. To make matters worse, recent sky-rocketing prices for grain could make the hunger rate in Southeast Asia even higher.
Cambodia is worst off of all, with more than 30% of the population facing chronic food shortages.
In a region where 84% of the population lives on less than $2 per day, a sudden near-doubling of rice prices will have a catastrophic effect.
7% of children under 5 years old in this region are severely underweight and malnourished.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 52 million people, 10 percent of the region's population suffer from malnutrition or hunger.
the main cause of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean is not a lack of food-production capacity, but poor distribution of and access to food.
There are nearly nine million children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition in the region.
THE UNITED STATES
The United States is the richest country and most benefited country in the world.
The U.S. economy maintains a very high level of output per person.
Historically, the U.S. economy has maintained a stable overall GDP growth rate, a low unemployment rate, and high levels of research and capital investment funded by both national and, because of decreasing saving rates, increasingly by foreign investors.