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Is it really possible to end extreme poverty?

It is possible to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. Progress is already happening. Did you know that our generation has already halved extreme poverty? Now it is our challenge to end it. In 1990, over 40% of the world’s population lived below the extreme poverty line (equivalent of USD $1.25 per day) – today it has halved to less than 20%. We’re seeing real movement towards the end of extreme poverty. Aid has helped halve the number of children who die before their fifth birthday – saving 14,000 kids around the world every single day. Aid saves lives.

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More ways to take action

Help keep families at risk from landslides safe by providing training in disaster risk reduction in schools. Training helps children to identify risks and warning signs of landslides, and teaches them how to keep safe if one happens.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.