1. Someone dies of hunger every 16 seconds. 2. Last year, 22 million people died of preventable diseases; 10 million were children. 3. Roughly 40 million people (the equivalent of about 7 Jewish holocausts) die annually from starvation, disease, and malnutrition. 4. 40% of the world lacks basic water sanitation, resulting in disease, death, waste water for drinking, and loss of immunity; yet Americans consume 26 billion liters of bottled water a day. 5. More than 143 million children in the world have been orphaned or abandoned (equivalent to more than half the population of the USA). 6. 4 out of 5 children worldwide work every day instead of going to school. 7. Of the 6 billion people on earth, about 1.2 billion live on $0.23 a day. Half the world lives on less than $2 a day. (this places you and me in the upper, upper, upper percentages of the global population) If you make $50,000 annually, you are top 1%. From: Interupted, by Jen Hatmaker. Navpress, 2009.