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  • 1.
    • An Issue of a Choice
    • -----For people died of hunger, malnutrition
    • and our indifference.
  • 2. Are you hungry ?
  • 3. Do you know how many people feel hungry now?
  • 4. Believe it or not,
  • 5.  
  • 6. more than 1,000,000,000 people worldwide are suffering from hunger
  • 7. right here on this planet,
  • 8.  
  • 9. right now at this moment.
  • 10.  
  • 11. One percent of them die of hunger and malnutrition each year.
  • 12.  
  • 13. So how do we help them?
  • 14.
    • At a side event of the World Food Summit: five years later, in June 2002, the FAO Secretariat presented a draft outline for an Anti Hunger Programme, a strategic, cost-effective framework for national and international action to reduce hunger through agricultural and rural development and wider access to food.
    • According to this proposal, public investment of US$24 billion a year would be enough to jump-start an accelerated campaign against hunger that could reach the WFS goal. Taken in perspective, the price tag is startlingly low, dwarfed by the more than US$300 billion that the OECD nations transferred to support their own agriculture in 2001. As the economist Jeffrey Sachs has pointed out, in comparison to a global economy measured in the trillions, US$24 billion could be considered a “rounding error”, representing barely five cents for every US$100 of income.
    • And the payoff would be impressively high. FAO has estimated that achieving the WFS goal would yield at least US$120 billion per year in benefits as a result of longer, healthier and more productive lives for several hundred million people freed from hunger.
    • ----- The State of Food Insecurity in the World (2002)
  • 15. They just need 24 billion dollars each year .
  • 16. Unfortunately, the total expenditure of World Food Programme who provided food for 102.1 million people in 78 countries in 2008
  • 17. was only US$3.72 billion in that year.
  • 18. Do you think that 24 billion dollars is a huge amount of money?
  • 19. I don’t think so.
  • 20. If every country gave less than 0.05 percent of its GDP in 2008,
  • 21.  
  • 22. there would be 24 billion dollars .
  • 23. If every government of countries gave less than 2 percent of its military expenditure in 2008,
  • 24.  
  • 25. there would be 24 billion dollars .
  • 26. If every company whose name was in Forbes Global 2000 list gave a bit more than 1 percent of its profits in 2008,
  • 27.  
  • 28. there would be 24 billion dollars .
  • 29. If every citizen of developed countries and territories gave less than 2 dollars of his or her income once a month in 2008,
  • 30.  
  • 31. there would be 24 billion dollars .
  • 32. So this is not a technological issue.
  • 33.  
  • 34. This is not an economic issue.
  • 35.  
  • 36. This is even not a political issue,
  • 37.  
  • 38. but a moral issue.
  • 39. Do you believe it?
  • 40. Are you still sitting there and doing nothing for this?
  • 41. If your conscience allows you to do so,
  • 42. what do you think the difference is between you and this man?
  • 43.  
  • 44. He killed more ?
  • 45. I don’t think so.
  • 46. People more than those who died in World War II
  • 47.  
  • 48. starved to death in the last decade .
  • 49. People more than those who died in the Holocaust
  • 50.  
  • 51. starve to death each year .
  • 52. People more than three times of those who died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • 53.  
  • 54. starve to death each month .
  • 55. People more than eight times of those who died in 9.11
  • 56.  
  • 57. starve to death each day .
  • 58. One person
  • 59. who just wishes for some food
  • 60. starves to death each three seconds .
  • 61. Most of those starved people
  • 62. are children
  • 63.  
  • 64. younger than five years old.
  • 65. What made those children starved?
  • 66. Natural disasters ?
  • 67.  
  • 68. Wars ?
  • 69.  
  • 70. The global food crisis ?
  • 71.  
  • 72. I don’t think so.
  • 73. Our indifference killed the children.
  • 74. This is an issue of a choice .
  • 75. As a member of this cold society,
  • 76. what do you choose to do?
  • 77. To save
  • 78. or to kill ?
  • 79. You can donate money, food or whatever you can donate to World Food Programme.
  • 80. Even if you don’t have the power or money ,
  • 81. you can go to www.thehungersite.com and www.freerice.com to give free food.
  • 82. You can go to www.wfp.org, www.fao.org and www.ifad.org to learn more.
  • 83. You can tell all those things you learned to your family, friends, strangers and whoever you can speak to.
  • 84. Just believe it, there are many things you can do .
  • 85. Just do something
  • 86. from now on .
  • 87. The dying children
  • 88.  
  • 89. can’t wait.
  • 90.
    • Data sources
    • http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/20872/icode
    • http://www.fao.org/mdg/55978/en/
    • http:// www.wfp.org/wfp -numbers
    • http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2009/01/weodata/download.aspx
    • http:// books.sipri.org/index_html?c_category_id =1
    • http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/18/biz_2000global08_The-Global-2000_Rank.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_income_economy
    • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties
    • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks
  • 91.
    • Image sources
    • http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starved_girl.jpg
    • http://www.wfp.org/hunger/map
    • http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Starved_child.jpg
    • http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/1994
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_Two_Dollar_Uncut_32-Subject_Currency_Sheet.jpg
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_11_Launch2.jpg
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39141397@N08/3615903786/
    • An Inconvenient Truth
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adolf_Hitler_in_Yugoslavia_crop2.JPG
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Omaha_Normandy_Cemetery.JPG
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_175-04413,_KZ_Auschwitz,_Einfahrt.jpg
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atomic_cloud_over_Hiroshima.jpg
    • http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg
    • http://www.reddit.com/domain/timesnewgloaming.files.wordpress.com
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hurricane_Frances_from_the_ISS_-_10AM._EDT_AUG_27_2004.jpg
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Botswana_Defense_Force_Soldier_DD-SD-00-01033.jpg
    • http:// commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ueberladewagen.jpg