Here’s a bunch of interesting facts that I just learnt from WFP (World Food Programme). As part of the article they make a big claim that “hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today” – the remarkable thing about this claim is that they say that hunger is “solvable”. You don’t really hear that too often, but it is exciting to hear this positive spin on the state of world, rather than the ‘doom and gloom’ that we often hear.
Some of these facts are a bit ‘doom and gloom’, but some definitely give hope that hunger is in fact solvable – like the fact that I can make a difference with only 25 CENTS a day – that’s around $7.50 per month to give a child a chance at a healthy life. And maybe something surprising for all us relatively comfortable Aussies – most of the world’s hungry people live on our door step – in the South Pacific (not Africa as most may think). Continue reading “The single biggest solvable problem facing the world today”
According to the United Nations, unsanitary water kills more people worldwide than war. As the precious water supply dwindles, it may prove to be more than just a crisis for developing countries. Click the image below to learn more…
“Every 20 seconds a child dies from water borne illness”
Source: GOOD and Column Five Media
There are tons of organisations doing great work to improve access and supply of clean water to those who need it most, but here is one that I like:
Water For Water’s heart is for those in need, those who find themselves without access to safe drinking water for themselves and their families. http://www.waterforwater.com
Oxfam recently launched the GROW campaign to bring the ever increasing global food crisis out into the open. GROW seeks to educate people with the facts and reveal the causes and circumstances that have led to the broken world food system.
almost a billion of us go to bed hungry
From the GROW website: “Soon there will be nine billion of us on the planet. Our societies must grow to meet our needs, so we can put enough food on the table for everyone. Already, almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn’t enough. But because of the deep injustice in the way the system works”.
Oxfam has developed a helpful ‘Food Price Pressure Points Map’ which is more than just a global snap shot of the food crisis, but also illustrates which countries are at most risk and how people can help. Continue reading “What a global food crisis looks like [Infographic]”
I recently came across this great new program called Cup to Crop.
This sort of thing is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, so I am encouraged that someone is on the ball and doing it! It’s basically a creative way to fight hunger in the developing world, particularly among Children.
“About 5.3 million children under the age of five die each year in developing countries from malnutrition and hunger-related illness.
This is not only unacceptable, but also completely preventable.”
One of the best parts of this is the ‘Dining to Donate’ program. We love to eat, and the Kids in developing countries need to eat! So if you like to dine why not get out there and eat at one of these restaurants and give the $3…not much in the scope of things!
Continue reading “From Cup to Crop”