Asia Facts - Compassion International

Compassion currently works in six countries on the continent of Asia. Through our work there, we gather Asia facts about children in poverty. These Asia facts and statistics provide a good picture of the reality of poverty and how Compassion is making a difference.

Poverty is a common problem on the continent of Asia but Compassion is working to change this. The Asia facts tell a discouraging story, but Compassion is bringing hope in the midst of this discouragement. Our programs are changing the statistics one child at a time.

Don't let the hopelessness of Asia facts overwhelm you. You can make a difference to a child in Asia today!

Compassion in Asia

Asia is the largest of the earth's seven continents, covering about one-third of the world's total land area. Its more than 3.9 billion inhabitants account for three-fifths of the world's total population.

Compassion serves more than 250,000 poor children in six countries in the south and southeast regions of Asia:

These two Asian regions are highly diverse in population, culture and language; however, with few exceptions, their countries are economically underdeveloped.

Featured Stories from Asia
  • God's Grace Provides a Home

    May 09, 2016

    Larpopo was just 13 when her mother left home and she took on the role of caregiver to her four brothers and sisters.

  • Movin' On

    May 02, 2016

    In the context of poverty, surviving and thriving during the infant and toddler years is no small accomplishment.

  • A Dream for Tariza

    Mar 01, 2016

    12-year old Tariza has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics – and on a life free of poverty.

  • A Mother Dreams of Safe Water

    Feb 09, 2016

    What if you knew the water you gave your children made them sick? Parents in poverty face that reality each day.

  • Building a Foundation of Faith

    Jan 25, 2016

    It’s never too early to start building a child’s foundation of faith!