From the entry foyer of the Eden Project in the UK:


If we could shrink the earth to a rainbow village of 100 people, approximately:
57 would be Asian
21 would be European
6 would be North American
8 would be South American
8 would be African

15 including 10 women would be illiterate
20 of the richest people would consume 90% of the wealth
20 of the poorest people would consume just 1% of the wealth
14 would have no right to basic health services
17 would have no proper shelter
15 including 3 children would be undernourished
22 would have no access to drinking water
13 would die by the age of 40
33 would have no access to electricity
5 would have access to the internet
24 would have a television

In a village of 100 some problems seem quite small but try this for size:
A girl newborn in Japan may have a 50% chance of seeing the 22nd Century
A newborn girl in Afghanistan has a 1 in 4 chance of dying before the age of five
18,000 children under five starve to death every day
There is enough food in the world to feed a further 3 billion people!