Global Food Crisis Day March 11th
Today Compassion International wants to spread the word that there is a food crisis all over the world. What can we do to help?
As a result of the recent economic status globally, the cost of many of the food staples in those countries where Compassion International serves have roughly doubled.
A few of the factors that have contributed to the global food crisis are:
- the recent instability of oil prices,
- increased meat consumption in countries such as India and China,
- droughts in major crop-producing countries,
- and an increase production of biofuels.
Would you consider donating monetarily to Compassion’s Global Food Crisis Fund?
It will provide the following:
- Food vouchers to help children and families needing immediate relief
- Seed and agricultural tools so that families can grow their own food as well as earn extra income
- Supplement nutrition services at Compassion-assisted centers around the world.
Those precious children who cannot help themselves need our help. Let’s take a look at some ‘Hunger Facts”:
One person in seven
• goes to bed hungry every day.
One-third of the world’s population
• is undernourished.
• 25,000 starvation-related deaths each day.
• more than 300 million children go to bed hungry.
• over 12,000 children (one every 7 seconds) die from hunger-related causes.
• 146 million or 27 percent of children under age 5 in developing countries are underweight.
Nearly 17 percent of babies
• in developing countries are born with a low birth weight compared with only 7 percent of babies in industrialized countries.
More than 4.4 million children
• die from malnutrition each year.
• 161 million preschool children suffer chronic malnutrition.
Sources: http://www.one.org, http://www.bread.org, http://www.unicef.org, http://www.who.int, http://www.unep.org
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