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About it now is respond Graham he's the northeast regional director for US programs world vision good morning good to have you here this morning good morning -- for having me I would have put some numbers up on the screen so people know the state of poverty -- of an American he's a brand new numbers that have come out.
49 point one million Americans or 16%.
Of the population.
Now live in poverty what does it mean to live in poverty.
What what does that number what does what does the calculation there.
Hotel get the calculation.
Is devastating for -- and -- it means you're not able to meet some of your essential needs that you typically would have been able to do some things that we.
Take for granted you know it's it's an alarming number I don't world -- is very concerned about 49 point one million people is way too many.
And as we partner across Akashi was with over 4000 community based and faith based organizations.
In vulnerable communities we're seeing these were seeing effects of this.
Above poverty firsthand.
And the need is great families and and specifically children.
-- and -- in the community continue to come forward.
With great needs.
You know when you look at this it says they live in poverty the house head person.
-- -- -- 65 plus a person -- use the seven times greater.
Or richer than 125.
That means that they knew coming population has no cash.
People over the age of 65 now which is get it.
Really confuse advertisers.
I in the media and I don't mean to joke about -- I mean everything is geared toward that younger population and now that population is coming about with not just.
I know wealth but no aspirations of getting it in their lifetime.
Right can't use the statistics show that no debt no demographic is untouched and I know that -- some startling statistics around the elderly population.
I'm in a world vision we're really focusing on the child well being you know so some of those aspirations.
That we have internally that we really try to partner with around in communities.
Are the ability for children to enjoy good health the ability for children to be educated for life.
To be loved and to be protected and be cared for and then to participate in those changes and so.
As you see those numbers continue to rise on some of those those individuals.
Across the demographics continue to be affected.
-- -- our sought that people -- responding to this now on our live chat jury seeing right now is this homeless people she's trying to understand these people who are suddenly homeless.
And there was another one that I wanted to -- -- Belichick responded.
Oh we she writes every Monday and Thursday I see this poverty at the food bank right here in the US.
Two issues that continue to increase the homeless population continues to increase as does the population.
I was in the numbers and include bank --
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