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EITC Awareness Day: The Value of Hard Work January 30
Nearly 1.2 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day.
Around the world, 805 million people suffer from hunger.
The vast majority of the world's hungry peoplelive in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia is the continent with the hightest number of hungry people – two-thirds of the total. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest percentage of hungry people: one in four people.
Each year, 2.6 million children die as a result of hunger-related causes.
We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet 14.3 percent of U.S. households—a total of 49.1 million Americans, including 15.8 million children—struggle to put food on the table.
More than one in five American children are at risk of hunger.
We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including the government, must do their part.
More people escaped poverty during the 2000s than any other decade in history.
By making our voices heard in Congress, we help to ensure laws which are fair and compassionate towards people in need.
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