The Facts about Hunger
According to FAO’s 2012 report The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2.4 million children die each year from hunger. One in seven people in the world today do not get enough food to be healthy, and most of these are women and children. Poor nutrition is the single biggest underlying cause of ill health and death among pregnant women and for children in their first two years of life, underlying one-third of preventable deaths of children under age 5.
The following video was made for World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, an annual opportunity for students to fight hunger. However, the facts are eye-opening for all ages.
What can you do to help end world hunger?
- Pray for children and families around the world who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Pray that they would receive assistance and that sustainable solutions would become available for them.
- Send a message to your members of Congress. Ask them to oppose major cuts to the International Affairs Budget, which provides critical, life-saving assistance to combat extreme poverty, hunger, child mortality, and disease. Devastating and disproportionate cuts have been proposed that literally threaten lives of the poor and vulnerable. The International Affairs Budget makes up just 1.4 percent of the overall federal budget.
- Make a one-time donation to help provide food and care for hungry children and families.