THE HARD TRUTH

In NYC - 

The poverty rate was 21.2% in NYC in 2012. That's 1 out of every 5!

The mean income of the lowest fifth was $8,993, while the highest fifth made $222,871 and the top 5 percent made $436,931 — about 49 times as much as those with the lowest income.  

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Worldwide -

 

Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty or less than $1.25 a day.

 

805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. 

 

1/4 of all humans live without electricity — approximately 1.6 billion people.

 

1 in 10 people lack access to safe water

1/3 of the worlds population does not have access to medical help.

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