Is God Worth it All?
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1. More than 1.5 billion people around the world live on less than a $1 a day.
2. More than one billion people do not have access to clean water.
3. Every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday.
4. More than 50 percent of Africans suffer from water-related diseases such as cholera and infant diarrhea.
5. More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every day, 300 million are children.
6. Of these 300 million children, only eight percent are victims of famine or other emergency situations. More than 90 percent are suffering long-term malnourishment and micronutrient deficiency.
7. Declining soil fertility, land degradation, and the AIDS pandemic have led to a 23 percent decrease in food production per capita in the last 25 years even though population has increased dramatically.
8. A woman living in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy. This compares with a 1 in 3,700 risk for a woman from North America.