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More than 1.02 billion people are hungry, right now.

Tens of millions face starvation due to failed harvests in Niger and Chad.

"People are eating wild fruit and leaves, and building ant hills just to capture the tiny amount of grain that the ants collect inside," said Oxfam officer Charles Bambara.

The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. Since you've entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation.


- 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation
- 1 billion children are deprived of one or more services essential to survival and development
- 148 million under the age of 5 in developing regions are underweight for their age
- 101 million children are not attending primary school, with more girls than boys missing out
- 22 million infants are not protected from diseases by routine immunization
- 8.8 million children worldwide died before their 5th birthday in 2008
- 4 million newborns worldwide are dying in the first month of life
- 2 million children under 15 are living with HIV
- 500,000 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth

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