START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

10 Things You Need To Know About Hunger In 2013


Health & Wellness  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, ethics, freedoms, europe, HumanRights, iran, iraq, israel, middle-east, palestine, society, world, china, usa, diet, death, food, safety, risks, research, protection, prevention, warning, nutrition, investigation, h )

JL
- 685 days ago - wfp.org
Here is a list of 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

JL A. (276)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:23 pm
10 Things You Need To Know About Hunger In 2013
Published on 02 January 2013

From conflict Syria and Congo, to the drought in the Sahel region of Africa, 2012 threw up a challenging sequence of emergencies to WFP and its humanitarian partners. (Copyright: WFP/Abeer Etefa). Learn more

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here is a list of 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today.

1. Approximately 870 million people in the world do not eat enough to be healthy. That means that one in every eight people on Earth goes to bed hungry each night. (Source: FAO, 2012)

2.The number of people living with chronic hunger has declined by 130 million people over the past 20 years. For developing countries, the prevalence of undernourishment has fallen from 23.2 to 14.9 percent over the period 1990–2010 (Source: FAO, 2012)

3. Most of the progress against hunger was achieved before 2007/08. Since then, global progress in reducing hunger has slowed and levelled off. (Source: FAO, 2012)

4. Hunger is number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (Source: UNAIDS, 2010; WHO, 2011).

5. A third of all deaths in children under the age of five in developing countries are linked to undernutrition. (Source: IGME, 2011)

6. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from pregnancy through age two, are the critical window in which to tackle undernutrition. A proper diet in this period can protect children from the mental and physical stunting that can result from malnutrition. (Source: IGME, 2011)

7. It costs just US $0.25 per day to provide a child with all of the vitamins and nutrients he or she needs to grow up healthy. (Source: WFP, 2011)

8. If women in rural areas had the same access to land, technology, financial services, education and markets as men, the number of hungry people could be reduced by 100-150 million. (Source: FAO, 2011)

9. By 2050, climate change and erratic weather patterns could have pushed another 24 million children into hunger. Almost half of these children would be in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: IFPRI, 2009)

10. Hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. Here are eight effective strategies for fighting hunger. Learn More
 

Autumn S. (154)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:22 pm
noted
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:52 pm
It costs just US $0.25 per day to provide a child with all of the vitamins and nutrients he or she needs to grow up healthy. !! Compare that to spending for "keeping the military machine healthy"---
 

Linda R. (17)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:57 pm
If the industrialized or developed nations spent even a fraction on hunger prevention that they spend on building bombs and more deadly artillery we would not even be reading about hunger any longer!
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday February 1, 2013, 6:18 pm
The USA can't take care of our homeless and hungry people either.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday February 1, 2013, 6:20 pm
Excellent context and comparison points Angelika, Linda and Terry!
You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Linda because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:19 pm
If restaurants and fast food places didn't
"throw" out at the end of the day and donated instead, this would help.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:03 pm
So many things can help that aren't right now. Maybe talking to a local homeless program or food shelter and a local restaurant or two and putting them together could work--if everyone reading this checked with just one restaurant or two (depending on program's size) could make a real difference Marianne.You cannot currently send a star to Marianne because you have done so within the last week.
 

Raluca Anghel (84)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:41 am
noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:42 am
Noted, thank you
 

Ben Oscarsito (350)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:06 am
I know one thing; -NOBODY should suffer from hunger anywhere on this Planet!
http://www.thehungersite.com/
http://www.clicktogive.com/feed_the_poor
 

Ro H. (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:18 am
ty
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:44 am
You are welcome Lindsay and Ro.
Thanks so much for the links Ben for places where we all can make a difference in helping address people's hunger--I encourage all to check the links out and do what they can!
You cannot currently send a star to Ben because you have done so within the last week.
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 12:36 pm
Good information. No one should be hungry anywhere. I totally agree with Ben on this issue. Thank you.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 5:29 am

Thanks for ....
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:11 am
You are welcome Paul.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.