Correct c) 1 billion The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet 1 billion people do not have enough nutritious food to meet their daily needs. How can we address the unjust structures that fail to distribute the food effectively?
How many primary school-aged children are not going to school? Question 3 Photo: Peter Saunders A) 72 millionB) 500 thousandC) 46 million
Correct a) 72 million The good news is that the number of children out of school has fallen, even though there has been an increase in the number of school-aged children. This means more children are going to school. However, of the 72 million children still missing out, 38 million of these are in sub- Saharan Africa.
How many children die each year before the age of 5? Question 4 Photo Credit: Wayne Qulliam A) 27 thousandB) 9 millionC) 27 million
Correct a)884 million In Australia we are fortunate enough to be able simply to turn on a tap; over a billion other people do not have this luxury. Did you know that in a country like Fiji, global companies bottle the spring water to send to places like Australia, yet over half of the population of Fiji does not have access to an improved water source. This is an injustice.
How many people do not have access to adequate sanitation? Question 6 Photo: (c) Adam Hart-Davis(c)Adam Hart-Davis A) 1 billionB) 2.5 billion C) 750 thousand
Correct b) 2.5 billion 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation. If you did not have a flushing toilet or a pit toilet, what would you use? Probably a plastic bag, a bucket or a field. Now imagine 2.5 billion people doing the same thing. Lack of sanitation results in disease, and unfortunately death, for millions of people throughout the world every year.
How many people do not have adequate housing? Question 7 Photo: p. Jeffrey/ ACT-Caritas A) 200 millionB) 750 millionC) 1.1 billion
Correct c) 1.1 billion. Adequate housing is universally viewed as one of the most basic human needs. Despite this, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements estimates that throughout the world over 1 billion people live in inadequate housing, with in excess of 100 million people living in conditions classified as homelessness.
According to the World Bank, how many people live in poverty? (<$2 a day) Question 8 Photo: p. Jeffrey/ ACT-Caritas A) 1.1 billionB) 2.7 billionC) 5 billion
Correct b) 8 1.Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger 2.Achieve Universal Primary Education 3.Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women 4.Reduce Child Mortality 5.Improve Maternal Health 6.Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases 7.Ensure Environmental Sustainability 8.Secure a Global Partnership for Development.
What percentage of Gross National Income (GNI) have rich countries promised to give by 2015? Question 10 Photo: Caritas Australia A) 5%B) 2%C) 0.7%