Eradication Of World Hunger BB CITIZENSHIP STAGE 2
Content Hunger Around The World. World Hunger Facts World Hunger Effects World Hunger Actions How individuals can join the fight against World Hunger Credits
Hunger Around The WorldHunger is the physical sensation of desiring food. Throughout history, alarge proportion of the worlds population have often experienced severehunger. In many cases this resulted from disruptions to the food supplycaused by war, plagues or adverse weather changes.
Hunger Facts According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) news release on 14 September 2010, 925 million people do not have enough to eat - more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union. 98 percent of the worlds hungry live in developing countries. 65 percent of the worlds hungry live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia. According to the Community Food Survey conducted by Food for All (local youth group), almost 12000 households in Singapore currently rely on supplementary food rations - dried food packets or cooked meals - in the country.
Hunger Effects Number One Risk to Health - Today, almost one person in six does not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life, making hunger and malnutrition the number one risk to health worldwide - greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. As well as the obvious sort of hunger resulting from an empty stomach, there is also the hidden hunger of micronutrient deficiencies which make people susceptible to infectious diseases, impair physical and mental development, reduce their labour productivity and increase the risk of premature death. Economic Repercussions - Hunger does not only weigh on the individual. It also imposes a crushing economic burden on the developing world. Economists estimate that every child whose physical and mental development is stunted by hunger and malnutrition stands to lose 5-10 percent in lifetime earnings.
Hunger Actions Action Against Hunger (ACF International) - AAH is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, ACF works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life- saving programs in over 40 countries benefitting some five million people each year.
Hunger Actions Hunger 500 - Joseph Henry, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) Candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), started a run to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues. Joseph and his team began a 17-day run on February 9, 2011, starting from the White House in Washington, DC to the 6th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. World Vision Famine Camp - The 30-Hour Famine is an international, hunger-fighting programme which began in the United States in 1992, and is sponsored by World Vision. The Famine is aimed at empowering young people all over the world to raise funds and heighten public awareness in a collective effort to help eradicate world hunger and poverty.
How individuals can join the fight against World Hunger 1. Donation There are many ways you can donate to help fight hunger around the world: Make a one-time online donation, set-up automatic monthly donations, make a donation in honor of a loved one, through planned giving, by transfering stock, or by donating a vehicle.
How individuals can join the fight against World Hunger 2. Fundraising Many of our supporters approach us asking what they can do, beyond a simple donation – the answer is harnessing the collective giving power of your friends, family, and co-workers, and simultaneously spreading awareness of Action Against Hunger and the important work we’re doing worldwide. We’ve built a special platform for you, called My Action Against Hunger to sign up to take YOUR action against hunger. Whatever you’re doing—hosting an event, running a marathon, or celebrating a birthday—you have the capacity to be an incredible fundraiser.
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