Southeast Asia

Myanmar 2007

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Cyclone Nargis

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Quick Facts

  • 85% of the population of SE Asia lives of less than 2 dollars per day.
  • SE Asia has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
  • More than 90% of visually impaired people live in developing countries. SE Asia accounts for 32% of the world's blind population.
  • In Cambodia it is estimated that 1/3 of children aged 6-12 have never brushed their teeth.