Countries Like Norway and Sweden are the leaders when it comes to combating International Hunger and Poverty, by each contributing approximately 8% of the gross total of the worlds contributions, France and Britain score about 4.5 % & 4.8 %, Australia aprox 3.4% and the USA The land of the over fed, contribute a stingy 2.2%, mind you the USA with their overseas military population reducing excursions into undeveloped and under fed third world countries, reduce the need to succour the needy.
About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every three and a half seconds, Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.
Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.
There are effective programs to break this spiral. For adults, there are “food for work” programs where the adults are paid with food to build schools, dig wells, make roads, and so on. This both nourishes them and builds infrastructure to end the poverty. For children, there are “food for education” programs where the children are provided with food when they attend school. Their education will help them to escape from hunger and poverty.
Check out how you can help, and try to make it a habit of giving to the under privileged people in our world. United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Oxfam, UNICEF.
Vest, Daily Gaggle.
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
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