Posted by: beyond5 December 2013

As we look forward to the beginning of 2014, we wanted to share with you some highlights of 2013 and reasons to celebrate. While 1.22 people are still affected by extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 per day) this number is down from 1.91 billion in 1990. This past May, a new report showed that some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more. And, perhaps most exciting, despite population growth, the number of deaths in children under five worldwide has declined from 12.4 million in 1990 to 6.6 million, which translates into about 17,000 fewer children dying each day.

 

Here are some Beyond 5 highlights from the past year:

 
Thank you all and Happy New Year!

 

 
Photo: ©2013 Sopheak Kong/World Vision