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  • Global extreme poverty presentation

    1. 1. Global Extreme Poverty<br />Together we can make a difference <br />
    2. 2. Poverty:The Harsh Realities<br />Did you know:<br />1 billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day.<br />15 out of every 100 children in<br />Sub-Saharan Africa die before they reach the age of five.<br />Malaria still kills millions of people every year, mostly children, becauseof conditions of extreme poverty.<br />In the time it takes you to read this, another 2 people on our planet will have died from starvation.<br />Picture by:<br />United States Agency for International Development<br />Found on Wikipedia Commons<br />
    3. 3. Where are the poorest places on earth?<br />This map shows the global distribution of populations living in extreme poverty with the highest concentrations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Mongolia, India, the Middle East and parts of Central and South America.<br />
    4. 4. Poverty in America<br />Picture found on<br />The Road to the Horizon<br /><br />Though North America fares better than much of the rest of the world, we still have our share of poverty. There are currently<br /> 5.7 million children in America living on less than $7 per day. The southern states account for 42% of these children, including the state with the greatest number, Mississippi.<br />
    5. 5. The Face of Poverty<br />Major Causes of Extreme Poverty:<br /><ul><li> Hunger and malnutrition
    6. 6. Limited access to quality healthcare
    7. 7. Insufficient access to sanitary water
    8. 8. Limited education</li></ul>Who is Most Vulnerable:<br /><ul><li> Socially excluded groups
    9. 9. Populations living in remote areas </li></ul>far from markets, schools, and <br />healthcare facilities<br /><ul><li> Those with little education or</li></ul> assets<br />Picture by:<br />Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency<br />Found on Wikipedia Commons<br />
    10. 10. Why Should We Care?<br />Effects of Poverty:<br />High mortality rates<br />Increased health risks and perpetuation of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and Malaria<br />Hampers children’s ability to grow and develop properly and contributes to a cycle of poverty<br />Inhibits education and social advancement<br />Increases armed conflict<br />Picture found on Wikipedia Commons<br /><br />
    11. 11. Lending a Helping Hand<br />The Millennium Project:<br />On a mission to cut global poverty in half by 2015<br />Has established Millennium Villages to fight poverty at the local level with community involvement<br />Giving a hand up, not a hand out<br />UNICEF Programs Focusing On:<br />Child survival and development<br />Basic education and gender equality<br />HIV/AIDS and children<br />Child protection<br />Policy advocacy and partnerships<br />Picture by:<br />Saving Lives with SMS for Life<br />Jeffrey Gluck<br />
    12. 12. Save a child…Save our world<br /><ul><li> Become informed
    13. 13. Get involved
    14. 14. Help spread the word</li></ul>Pictures found on Wikipedia Commons<br />