Operation Compassion and the Children: A Top Priority

By , April 18, 2013

Since its inception, Operation Compassion determined that children were among the most vulnerable of our society, suffering from a lack of food, clothing, education, sanitation and many other necessities of life. To further confirm this belief, Bill Gates stated that 50% of the infectious diseases in the world can be prevented with two things; toilets and shoes.

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day because of poverty; 15 million children are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS; 1.4 million children die each year from lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation; 134 million children between the ages of 7 and 18 have never been to school; 270 million children do not have access to health services; 640 million children live without adequate shelter; out of 2.2 billion children, 1 billion children live in poverty. In the United States, 15.5 million children under the age of 18 live in poverty.

With these statistics in mind, Operation Compassion has targeted children as a top priority whether they live in the United States, Honduras, Philippines, Kenya or anywhere around the globe.

Over the next four weeks, Operation Compassion will be posting articles detailing our work with children and how they have been impacted. This is the first article. The following articles will deal with products that are life-saving, infectious disease preventative, educational in nature and assistance to orphanages. Within those topics are numerous specific sub-topics that will tell the story of Operation Compassion and the children.

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Operation Compassion
114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax

www.operationcompassion.org

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