Monday, May 2, 2011

Millions of Children Still Hungry

More than a quarter of the children in the developing world are still critically undernourished, according to a new report. It also found 146 million children go hungry every day and 5.6 million kids die every year because they are not getting enough to eat -- a figure that corresponds to 10 children every minute.

"The lack of progress to combat malnutrition is damaging children and nations," said UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman. "Few things have more impact than nutrition on a child's ability to survive, learn effectively and escape a life of poverty."

Children continue to die of hunger in huge numbers despite a worldwide drive to combat it. In 2000, the United Nations announced a series of "millennium development goals." One of the goals was to halve the number of people worldwide who suffer from not getting enough to eat. But the number of children who go hungry in the developing world has improved only slightly in 15 years. In 1990, 32 percent of kids in the developing world were undernourished; this year that figure is 27 percent.

As you know on May 16 I enbark on a journey to find out what it is like to go hungry. And try to live on $1.50 per day. If you would like to help I am asking for people to give a $1.50, about the same as your cup of coffee.If you don't want to help a thought is enough.

Here is the link to help...


Thanks Peter Bruce

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