Poor Children: A Matter of Life and Death
Poor children around the world often find themselves fighting to stay alive each day. Children living in poverty do not just lack finances — these children often go without food, water, health care and education. Many times, poor children also face each day without hope.
Each year, more than 6 million poor children never make it to their fifth birthday. Most of these lives could easily be saved.
- Many of these deaths are linked to malnutrition. Poor children often go to bed hungry.
- Millions of people, most of whom are poor children under age 5, die from illnesses caused by a lack of clean water.
- Pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles and HIV/AIDS kill millions of poor children every year. Treatment and lessons on prevention would save thousands of lives!
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Turn these statistics about poor children around! Sponsor a child today for just $38 a month! Compassion is ready to match you with a child in need. You can offer your child the basic necessities of life, as well as hope.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Global Health Observatory Data: Under-five mortality, 2015