A Few Statistics from Searching the Internet:
Absolute Poverty: More than 1 billion people live in absolute poverty. This includes 700 million people living in slums, 500 million people on the verge of starvation, 93 million beggars, and 200 million children exploited for labor.
Minimal Wages: Half the world’s population—3 billion people—live on less than 2 dollars a day. About 1.2 billion people live on less than a dollar a day.
Hungry: More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every day.
Orphans: 500 million of the world’s children are orphans.
Sick: 1.5 billion of the world’s people have no access to medical care.
Homeless: 55 million of the world’s people live in caves.
No Food: 1.5 billion of the world’s people do not have enough money to buy food.
Uneducated: 121 million children around the world are totally outside of the educational system. Only 6.7 percent of the population has a college degree.
Oppressed: Oppressive governments deny religious freedom to 2.2 billion people worldwide.
Enslaved: More than 27 million of the world’s people are slaves.
Shackled Minds: 3 billion of the world’s people are denied the freedom to teach ideas.
No Gatherings: 3 billion of the world’s people are denied the freedom to assemble.
Disabled: Around the world, 88.3 million people are at least partially blind, 538 million people are at least partially deaf, 11.6 million are dumb (deaf mutes), and 150 million people are severely mentally disadvantaged.
Dying: Globally each year, 2.5 million die of AIDS, 1.5 million people die in manmade disasters, 1 million people die in war, 975,000 people are murdered, 500,000 people commit suicide, 25,000 people die of pollution, 21,000 people die in earthquakes, and 12,000 die in floods.
Imprisoned: Around the world, there are 4.5 million political prisoners, 1.2 million prisoners due to religious faith, and 1 million prisoners of conscience.
Urban Slums: In the past century, the number of urban slum dwellers has increased from 20 million to 700 million.
AIDS: Almost 3 million people died of AIDS in 2006.