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
  • Rolden's Top Three

    Feb 24, 2015

    The father of a Compassion-sponsored girl in the Philippines describes the top three benefits his daughter is receiving.

  • Food for Thought

    Feb 24, 2015

    Today, one in eight people around the world will go to bed hungry. The majority of them are children living in poverty.

  • The Three Sweetest Words

    Feb 02, 2015

    Simple acts of love are profound to children desperately needing to hear "I love you."

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