Faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) – on the frontlines in the fight against abject poverty–has released a new report declaring extreme poverty “public enemy number one,” and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate and end it.
The release of the report – titled Poverty: Public Enemy #1: Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable – coincided with the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17, an annual event that spotlights poverty’s crippling impact.
For the full report, go to: https://www.gfa.org/press/
“Extreme poverty is the ruthless enemy that lurks in cities and villages across Asia and around the world, stealing millions of children’s lives every year,” said GFA founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan, whose Texas-based nonprofit organization has helped millions of Asia’s poorest people over the past four decades.
According to the report, poverty’s tsunami of devastation includes:
- The poorest 20 percent of the world’s children who are two times as likely to die before age five as the richest 20 percent
- Globally, every year, 2.7 million newborns–equal to the population of Chicago–who die from poverty-related health and nutrition issues in the first month of life…
Learn more by reading these Special Reports by Gospel for Asia:
- Fighting Global Poverty with Ideas — Uprooting poverty requires education that transmits values
- Poverty: Public Enemy #1 — Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable
Learn about some special ways to help empower the poor families in South Asia through vocational tools also giving them a chance to hear about the redemptive love of Jesus.
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