Third World Countries

By:Raeshel Calhoun -Logos-

What are Third World Countries?

Third World Countries are all the other countries, today often used to roughly describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The term Third World includes as well capitalist (e.g., Venezuela) and communist (e.g., North Korea) countries, as very rich (e.g., Saudi Arabia) and very poor (e.g., Mali) countries.


  1. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.Source
  2. More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.Source
  3. The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.Source
  4. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”Source
  5. Around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

How does Ehsan help?

Ehsan Organization helps in many ways dealing with third world countries such as

  • Helping provide fresh water
  • Creating new school and providing books another school supplies
  • Medical care
  • Supplying Food
  • Helping families maintain their shops and other ways for making money