Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

The U.S. ranks 27th in food security

4 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, 16% of Americans stated that they did not have enough money to buy needed food at some point within the past twelve months. That is enough to make the United States tied for twenty-seventh with Syria, Lithuania, and South Korea, out of one hundred thirteen countries ranked in that category. Singapore ranked first, with 2% of residents reporting not having enough money to buy needed food.

The U.S. ranks 72nd in girls going to grade school

10 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Health Statistics, between 2000 and 2009, the United States had a net enrollment rate for girls in primary school of 92%, which makes the United States tied for seventy-second with several other countries, including the Bahamas, Brazil, Egypt, Latvia, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Syria, and Turkey. Several countries tied for first, at 100% enrollment. Among these are Canada, Greece, Seychelles, Spain, and Sri Lanka.

One country, Afghanistan, reported 0% of girls attending primary school.

The U.S. ranks 26th in chick pea prices

17 January 2010 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the producer price for chick peas in the United States was $593.00 per tonne, which makes the United States rank twenty-sixth out of forty-five chick pea producing nations. Syria ranks first, with a producer price of $3672.78/tonne.

The U.S. ranks 11th in refugees

19 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the end of 2008 there were 279,548 refugees in the United States, which makes the United States rank eleventh in that category. Syria ranks first, with 1,105,698 refugees living within its borders.