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Hunger

The world is facing a hunger crisis unlike anything it has seen in more than 50 years. There were 1.4 billion people in extreme poverty in 2005. The World Bank estimates that the spike in global food prices in 2008, followed by the global economic recession in 2009 and 2010 has pushed between 100-150 million more people into poverty.

The Problem:

  • Hunger is the world's #1 health risk.
  • 925 million people do not have enough to eat -- more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union.
  • Every day, almost 18,000 children die from hunger-related causes. That's one child every five seconds.
  • 161 million preschool children suffer chronic malnutrition.
  • The Asia Pacific region has the largest number of undernourished people at 578 million people.
  • Children who are moderately underweight are more than four times more likely to die from disease than well-nourished children.
  • Adults who were malnourished as children earn at least 20% less on average than those who weren't.
  • Learn more: Hunger Facts & Figures - PDF
  • The Solution:

    Nonprofits, such as Feed My Starving Children, are meeting the urgent need for food by providing nutritious meals specifically designed to bring a starving child back to health. The meals are then distributed in orphanages, schools, and relief centers by partner organizations around the world.

    Take Action:

  • Partner with us in providing 270,000 meals for starving children in the Food 4others MobilePack 2016.
  • Feed a child for 6 months ($44) or a year ($88).
  • Turn your shopping into meals - at no cost to you!
  • What is malnutrition?

    Malnutrition is not having enough nourishing food, with adequate amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals and calories to support physical and mental growth and development. Children who survive early childhood malnutrition suffer irreversible harm—including poor physical growth, compromised immune function, and impaired cognitive ability.

    Sources: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Food Programme, www.one.org, www.africare.org, www.theholeinourgospel.com, www.30hourfamine.org, Save the Children "A Life Free From Hunger" 2012 Report, and World Vision International.

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