These facts about the environment give a glimpse into living conditions, infrastructure, war and weather, among other issues contributing to child poverty.
- Between 1901 and 1910 there were 82 recorded disasters, but between 2003 and 2012 there were more than 4,000. 1
- Every year natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide. 9
- Economic losses attributed to weather-related natural disasters total $3.2 trillion since 1980. 2
- From 1995 through 2014, 89 percent of storm-related fatalities were in lower-income countries, even though these countries experienced just 26 percent of storms. 3
- An estimated 446 million people live in fragile and conflict-affected states. These states are poorer, with slower economic growth rates and higher population growth rates than other countries. 2
- In 2015, 68 percent of the world’s population (5.0 billion people) used at least a basic sanitation service such as toilets or latrines; 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities. 4