0655646 Stop Starvation


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A look at the tragic issue of world hunger and an appeal for action. Includes an event which will promote awareness and incite action to make a difference

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0655646 Stop Starvation

  1. 1. progressing towards change Picture Source: http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40130000/jpg/_40130827_child_bbc_203by300.jpg
  2. 2. <ul><li>Over 500 million people are living in absolute poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Every year, over 15 million children die of hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger </li></ul><ul><li>One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 billion people live on less than $2 US a day </li></ul><ul><li>Source: World Hunger: A Hope for the Future </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>212 million live in India - 206.2 million live in Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>524 million live in Asia and the Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>52.4 million live in Latin America and the Caribbean 37.6 million live in the Near East and North Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Source: World Food Programme </li></ul>
  4. 4. Picture Source: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/worldmap/cida/poverty.asp
  5. 5. <ul><li>Main cause of hunger is poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal distribution of resources, food </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of democracy, human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Global Issues – World Hunger and Poverty </li></ul>Picture Source: http://www.wfp.org/img/newsroom/southern_africa/310/hungry_family.jpg
  6. 6. <ul><li>an event to raise awareness and make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>OCTOBER 19 </li></ul><ul><li>McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Public speakers, food drives, prize giveaways </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable donations will be accepted </li></ul><ul><li>All donations will be given directly to Non-profit organizations specializing in fighting hunger and poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your family, friends! We CAN make a difference </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>     “ If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Teresa </li></ul><ul><li>     “ It’s really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you’re going to get it to these people.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Geldof </li></ul><ul><li>    “ More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.” </li></ul><ul><li>Fidel Castro </li></ul><ul><li>     “ A hungry man is not a free man.” </li></ul><ul><li>Adlai E. Stevenson </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotations/hunger/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Despite rising food prices, there are many things we can do to help those in need </li></ul><ul><li>Attend STOP STARVATION on October 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Bring non-perishable food items </li></ul><ul><li>Donate to the cause! </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer time </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce wasted food </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your local MP </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE A DIFFERENCE! </li></ul>Picture Source: http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/hunger/general/2008/0310facts.htm
  9. 9. <ul><li>stop starvation ; because together, we can </li></ul>Picture Source: http://www.godlovespeople.com/starving_family-congo.jpg
  10. 10. <ul><li>&quot;Hunger Quotes.&quot; Thinkexist Quotations 12 Oct 2008 <http://thinkexist.com/quotations/hunger/>. </li></ul><ul><li>- &quot;The World Hunger Problem: Facts, figures and statistics.&quot; World Hunger: A Hope for the Future 2008 12 Oct 2008 <http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Who are the Hungry?.&quot; World Food Programme 2008 4 Oct 2008 <http://www.wfp.org/aboutwfp/introduction/hunger_who.asp?section=1&sub_section=1>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;World Hunger and Poverty.&quot; Global Issues - World Hunger and Poverty 6 Oct 2008 <http://www.globalissues.org/issue/6/world-hunger-and-poverty>. </li></ul>