In 2012, an average of 46.6 million Americans received food stamps each month—the most ever.
Homeless rates tripled in 182 American cities over one eight-year period.
Almost half the world—over three billion people—lives on less than $2.50 a day.
The number of people living in extreme poverty–$1.25 a day in 2005 prices—was cut 50 percent between 1990 and 2010, but some 1 billion people will still live in extreme poverty in 2015.
About 1.4 million children die each year from unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation.
–Sources: U. S. Census Bureau, Weekly Standard, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington Post, World Bank, UNICEF. Printed in –“Facts and Trends,” March/April 2015, p. 29. http://www.factsandtrends.net