In the world:
Every 3.5 seconds someone dies of hunger.
Every 11 seconds someone dies of AIDS.
Every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness.
33 million people are living with HIV.
1 billion have no access to clean water.
2.6 billion live without basic sanitation.
5 million live in refugee camps.
1.08 billion live on $1 or less per day.
Over 2 million children die each year from diseases that inexpensive vaccines could have prevented.
9.2 million children worldwide die before they reach their 5th birthday. That’s as if every child under 5 living in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany died in a single year.
The world produces enough food to feed everyone.
Every year more than 16 million people—the equivalent of one hundred 747 jets crashing every day of the year—die from:
Poverty is the common denominator
TAKE ACTION TODAY
Pick a global organization that interests you. The needs are many and obvious.
The numbers are unbelievable, but they reflect a truth we cannot ignore. This is OUR world. You, your friends, your family, your co-workers ALL matter when it comes to changing the statistics. Each one of you can make a huge difference. Every day we put off helping our world, we lose tens of thousands of people … many of whom died while you were reading this page.
Global Causes Website: http://www.globalissues.org/
Global Financial Crisis
Today, over 22,000 children died around the world. This daily tragedy, from poverty and other preventable causes, rarely makes headline news. The suffering children break my heart the most.
Poverty Around The World
Poverty Facts and Stats
Causes of Poverty
Monday used to be the least favorite day of the week, but that is changing. EMM is based on the idea that every Monday people can make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them. No matter how big or small the actions, they matter. And not only do people have the power to make change, they have a social responsibility to do so. Not out of guilt, but out of an appreciation for every living thing in the world. Together, each person can make a difference in the world and raise the collective consciousness, thereby creating a legacy worth participating in…one Monday at a time.
For more information about the EMM movement visit: http://www.everymondaymatters.com/