What are the effects of poverty?

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Number of child deaths from poverty

In the world, this year

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9,847,807

Number of child deaths from poverty

In the world, this year

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The effects of poverty are many...
and usually not very nice to put it mildly. Misery and death to name a few. And children are often suffering the most.

Top 4 facts about child deaths from poverty

1

A giant tragedy

Every hour more than 1,200 children die - away from the glare of media attention. The causes of death vary, but the vast majority can be traced down to one single cause: poverty.


2

It’s preventable

The tsunami in 2004 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010 together killed 530,000 people. In the 5 years between these two tragedies more than 50 million children died from poverty. These deaths were less visible but predictable and preventable.


3

It’s a question of priorities

About 2 in every 3 child deaths can be avoided. That’s 6 million lives every year. Two days’ worth of military spending in developed countries (2.3 billion US dollars) can save 2.3 million lives.


4

Should we accept this?

“The world is heading for a heavily sign-posted human development disaster, the cost of which will be counted in avoidable deaths” - The United Nations.



Child deaths from poverty

According to the United Nations, about 11 million children die every year from poverty.


A giant tragedy

It’s preventable

It’s a question of priorities

Should we accept this?

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