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More than one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day.
In total, 2.7 billion struggle to survive on less than two dollars per day.

A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world
An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group.

The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life, with newborns accounting for around half of the deaths.

UN report

Air Pollution Causes 8.8 Million Extra Deaths a Year
Researchers say air pollution causes more extra deaths a year than tobacco smoking.

In 2015 around 57 million people died.

A new report on maternal mortality, released today by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division, estimates a worldwide number of 295 000 maternal deaths in 2017.

Some 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the WHO's Global status report on road safety 2015, despite improvements in road safety.

More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO)

770 000 people died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2018.
(The figures are approximate and it is in between 570 000 and 1 100 000]

Globally, two-thirds (38 million) of 56 million annual deaths are still not registered.
Almost half of the world’s children go unregistered.
Many barriers prevent people from registering births and deaths

 

Deaths and reasons of death (World deaths in 2016, Research by WHO)
Total deaths : 56.9 million deaths
54% were due to the top 10 causes.

Ischaemic heart disease and stroke : 15.2 million
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : 3.0 million
Lower respiratory infections : 3.0 million
Lung cancer (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) : 1.7 million
Diabetes : 1.6 million
Diarrhoeal diseases : 1.4 million
Road injuries : 1.4 million
Tuberculosis deaths : 1.3 million.
HIV/AIDS : 1.0 million
Deaths due to dementias : the 5th leading cause of global deaths in 2016
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