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DO YOU KNOW

 

 08-July-2011
 

FACT SHEET

  • By the close of 2011, the global population would have reached 7 Billion. (Thatís more than double the number of people living just 50 years ago.) About half of them are women and girls.
  • 1.2 Billion people are living in poverty
  • 70% of them are women and children.
  • Over 1 Billion Adults are illiterate
  • 66% of them being women.
  • 27 Million are refugees
  • 80% of them are women and children.


Everyday Ö.

  • 1 Billion of us go hungry
  • 2 Billion of us are surviving on less than $ 1 per day.
  • 1 Billion of us donít have access to clean water
  • More than 1 Thousand women die in pregnancy or during childbirth.


A single person can...

  • ..teach a child to read
  • ..plant a tree
  •  ..visit a senior citizen
  •  ..find a cure
  •  ..stand up for others
  •  ..make someone smile


*July 11 is World Population Day

**Source : United Nations



PRA/VN

SS-101/SF-101/08.07.2011


 

 

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