A new report from The World Bank admits that three billion one hundred and forty million people live on less that $2.50 a day, and about 44% of these people survive on less than $1.25!
Complete and total wretchedness can be the only description for the circumstances faced by so many, especially those in urban areas. Simple items like phone calls, nutritious food, television, dental care, and inoculations are beyond the possible for billions of people.
Starvation.net logs the increasing impacts of world hunger and starvation. Over 30,000 people a day (85% children under 5) die of malnutrition, curable diseases, and starvation. The numbers of unnecessary deaths has exceeded three hundred million people over the past forty years.
[Excerpt of an article by Peter Phillips, a professor of sociology at Sonoma State University]