Poverty is the biggest global problem today and there is no solution found yet to resolve this issue. Instead, the poor people are increasing in number day by day. There are many NGOs and governmental programs worldwide to address this problem or to at least slow it down but, the problem seems to be unresolved and even in future, there is no hope of finding any workable solution of this problem. Even in the developed countries, we see people living poor life style, lack of money, lack of food and no jobs. Experts say that this is happening due to the increasing distance between the rich and the poor due to unjust circulation of money.
1. Daily Wages
The daily wages earned by the half of the population of the world is less than 2.50 dollars per day. This means that about half of the people living with us in this world cannot eat even twice a day.
2. Income Differentials
The income differential means the income of the top executive and the lower grade employee. About 80 percent people of the world are living in the countries where the income differential is increasing.
3. The Richest and Poorest
The richest 20 percent of the people have three quarters of the total world’s income while the poorest 40 percent of the population only has 5 percent of the share of the world’s income.
4. Children Death
22,000 children die daily, not due to any disease but due to poverty because they do not have enough food to eat or enough health care facilities.
5. The Underweight Children
Around 27 to 28 percent of the children in the world are underweight and thin and they do not grow like the other children of their age due to the poverty. They belong to the south Asian and sub Saharan regions.
It was calculated in 2005 that there were 72 million children who could not get their basic education in schools because either they could not afford or they did not have any nearby schools. 57 million of them were girls.
7. A Billion People
A billion people who entered 21st century are not able to read or write because they have never been given education.
8. The Weapons
How crazy we are about weapons, that we spend the half of the budget every year to by them more and more madly. In 2000 it was surveyed that it was needed only 1 percent of the money spent on weapons to put every child in schools.
Water is the basic need of life and yet 1.1 billion people do not have enough or clean drinking water, due to which they fell ill.
10. Poverty vs Children
There are 2.2 billion children in the world and there are 1 billion children who are poor means half of the kids’ population is poor.