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 and half of the world's hungry.
Asian regions are highly diverse in population, culture and language; however, with few exceptions, its many countries are economically underdeveloped. Reducing poverty in Asia requires holistic support addressing everything from social development and physical health, to education and vocational training, protection and justice for victims of abuse, and economic and agricultural productivity.
Compassion serves more than 250,000 poor children in five countries in the south and southeast regions of Asia: