By Adina Wexelberg-Clouser - Donor Relations Associate
• 84.5 Million people
• 4,364 cleft births/year*
• Among developing countries, ranks 8th in the number of cleft births per year.
• 28 Million people living below the poverty line
• ½ of the population lives on less than $2/day (47.5%)
*(This year we provided 3,400 surgeries in the Philippines. Next year – for the first time ever – we will provide cleft surgery for the number of children born each year with clefts and begin to “chip away” at the backlog, estimated at over 125,000)
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