Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Poor and Needy Still Need Rescue

Many of the unreached people of the world live in really desperate circumstances. Over a billion people are struggling to survive on under $1 per day. [UNICEF, Annual Report 2007] Nearly 31,000 children and young people are infected with HIV/AIDS every month. It is estimated that 15 million children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. [World Refugee Survey 2007, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants] In addition, 26,000 children die each day from preventable diseases like malaria and diarrhea. Nearly 14 million people have fled their countries as refugees, because of war. [UNICEF, State of the World’s Children 2008 (New York, December 2007), 21.] [Pages 10, 11]

Taken from Daddy, Are We There Yet? (A global check-in on the world of mission and kids), Kidzana Ministries, Mukilteo, 2009

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