The Asia-Pacific region is home to more than half of the world’s population, including roughly 40% of the world’s poor. Sustainability, quality and inclusiveness of rapid growth, combined with persistent income, social and gender disparities, continue to be critical development challenges for the 48 countries that make up the region.
The largest number of the undernourished people in the world (over 500 million) live in Asia.
An estimated 300 million people do not have access to improved water sources and 1.7 billion lack access to basic wash, hygiene, and sanitation services across Asia and the Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific region is the most affected by natural disasters. Economic losses due to natural disasters are estimated at $675 billion annually.
Sources: Asian Development Bank, State of Asian and Pacific Cities 2015
The Global Impact Asia-Pacific Fund brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping those in Asia and the Pacific: ChildFund International, Helen Keller International and MAP International.
Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide increased access to healthcare and education, job training, women’s and youth empowerment, economic development, and a host of other services to those in need throughout the region.
Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve the lives of those living in the Asia-Pacific region.