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
  • Garage Dump

    Sep 30, 2014

    Garbage dumps make horrible delivery rooms — but Cristina had no choice. As she went into labor, her mother’s wood-and-tin shack in the middle of a dump in the Philippines served as birthing center and nursery.

  • A Writer and Her Camera Phone in India

    Aug 23, 2014

    This is an India far from the city. But close to the heart of Compassion.

  • Helping Moms Prevent Child Deaths

    Jan 03, 2014

    The number of annual deaths among children under 5 worldwide dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But the promising trend doesn’t discount those 6.6 million who died.

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