Global Food Crisis Day

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.

There are
•     25,000 starvation-related deaths each day.

Each night
•     more than 300 million children go to bed hungry.

Every day,
•     over 12,000 children (one every 7 seconds) die from hunger-related causes.

Approximately
•     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.

Worldwide,
•     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

For more information:
http://www.compassion.com/global-food-crisis/

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