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"About 24,000 people die every day from hunger or hunger-related causes."

Child poverty

"Around 121 million children, the majority of them girls, do not attend school and are denied their right to an education."

Educational need

"[In Africa] 15,000 schools do not yet have electricity supplied. [This means] no photocopiers, or other equipment, so essential in modern education, can be used. 17,000 schools do not have telephones. 10,000 schools have no running water."

Food excess and need

"Up to one-fifth of America's food goes to waste each year, with an estimated 130 pounds of food per person ending up in landfills. The annual value of this lost food is estimated at around $31billion. But the real story is that roughly 49 million people could have been fed by those lost resources."

Underweight children

"In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of underweight children increased from 29 billion to 37 million between 1990 and 2003."