Here are at 12 facts that Christians have the opportunity to do something about.

  1. Of the six billion people on planet Earth, about 1.2 billion live on $0.23/day.
  2. Half the world lives on less than $2.50/day.
  3. The wealthiest one billion people average $70.00/day.
  4. If you make $35,000 annually, you are in the top 4%.
  5. If you make $50,000 annually, the top 1%.
  6. Someone dies of hunger every 3.6 seconds.
  7. Last year 22 million people died of preventable diseases; 10 million were children.
  8. 27 million children and adults are trapped in slavery (sex slaves, labor slaves, child  soldiers, and child slaves) because of economic crisis.
  9. More slaves exist today than ever before in human history.
  10. More than 143 million children in the developing world have been orphaned (equivalent to more than half the population of the United States).
  11. Roughly 1 billion people in the world do not have suitable housing, and 100 million are entirely homeless.
  12. In the last hour:
  • Over 1,625 children were forced to the streets by the death or abuse of an adult.
  • Over 115 children became prostitutes.
  • Over 66 children under the age of fifteen were infected with HIV.

 

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