Africa is the second largest continent in the world, made up of 54 countries and inhabiting over one billion people. Despite having 12% of the world’s oil reserves and the largest reserves of precious metals, including 40% of the gold reserves, 60% of the cobalt reserves, and 90% of the platinum reserves, Sub-Saharan Africa alone has the highest incidence rate of absolute poverty in the world at 47%.
1/2 of the world’s 51 million children of primary school age who are not in school, live in Africa.
11 Million million children are orphaned in Africa by HIV/AIDS.
240 Million Africans suffer from chronic malnutrition.
300 Million Africans have no access to clean and safe drinking water.