Child Poverty Facts

  • 30,000+ Children die each day due to poverty (or over 9.8 million/year)
  • The death rate for children under 5 is 210,000/week (11 million/year)
  • 1 billion children (or every 2nd child in the world) live in poverty
  • 640 million children go without adequate shelter
  • 400 million children do not have access to safe drinking water
  • 270 million children do not have access to health services
  • 1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water
  • 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized
  • 15 million are orphaned each year due to HIV/AIDS