Asia Facts

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
  • How Does the Child Survival Program Help a Baby in Poverty?

    Apr 18, 2011

    Unable to feed her youngest enough food, Sarasvathi watched as her baby lost weight. The Child Survival Program saw her need and brought help.

  • Families Struggle to Find Clean Water

    Mar 21, 2011

    With its trees, mountains and beaches, West Sumba Island in Indonesia looks like a lush paradise. Yet severe poverty is a part of everyday life here, and villagers struggle just to find clean water.

  • Sponsorship Beyond the Child Development Center

    Mar 01, 2011

    Compassion-assisted child Riohnel came to the center every day very tired and wearing torn clothes, even after training hygiene from the Child Development Center.   A Compassion worker discovered that Riohnel's mother sold his clothes and school supplies to get money.  Now, Riohnel lives with his grandfather who takes good care of him.

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