There is some good news, as Save the Children reports, there are fewer underweight children in developing countries and malnutrition rates dropped from 30 percent to 23 percent in the last decade.
But 925 million people worldwide still suffer from chronic hunger, and hunger still kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Click here to take Save The Children’s World Food Day Quiz to test your knowledge of food facts and learn about some of the issues surrounding hunger.
Take action! Save the Children wants Americans know that one of the best ways to support continued progress in saving lives is to ask Congress not to approve cuts to foreign aid.
As Save the Children points out, just over 1% of the U.S. budget goes to foreign aid, less than half of that allows the U.S. to extend lifesaving hunger, health and poverty reduction programs to tens of millions of poor children and families. Sign the petition here.
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