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Child Poverty

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on 16 April 2015

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Transcript of Child Poverty

CHILD
POVERTY
every minute a child dies from
water-related disease
1
surveys from

45 developing countries
show that
children
and women bear the primary
responsibility for water collection
in households
1
hour
reduction in water collection time
increases
school attendance by
8%
in Yemen
18%
in Pakistan
11%
in Morocco
about 1 in 10 people worldwide
don't have safe water
and about 1 in 3 don't have access to
adequate sanitation
Safe water
for everyone would generate global economic benefits of an estimated
US$220 billion
per year
$1 invested in
sanitation
gives a $4 return in
economic benefits
Sources
http://www.childofmine.wateraid.org/
http://www.unicef.org/

is the number 1 risk to health worldwide
2.6 million

it is the underlying cause of a third of child death globally
Malnutrition
Lack of nutrients
can lead to
of
loss in Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) of a country
2-3%
http://www.gainhealth.org/knowledge-centre/fast-facts-malnutrition/
while an adult might fall into poverty temporarily,
falling into poverty in childhood can last a lifetime
rarely gets a child a second
chance at an education or healthy start in life

poverty does not only threaten the individual child but is
likely to be passed on to future generations

which entrenches and even exacerbates
inequality
in a society
Infographics
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/soc/introductiontosociology8/ch/09/infographic.aspx
YOU CAN
TAKE AN ACTION
TODAY!

DONATE
VOLUNTEER
JOIN A CAMPAIGN
For every 15 minutes you don’t touch your phone within the experience, the sponsors and donors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need.
http://tap.unicefusa.org/
you can teach kids and their families literacy, job training courses, prepare and serve food or coach sports
clothing, books, food, money, old furniture, toiletry items
people who volunteer are
more likely to say that they are
VERY HAPPY
42%
http://www.childofmine.wateraid.org/
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