A child is starving, on the brink of death. But YOU can help save his life. That means for less than 11 cents a day, you can feed one child.
For $20, you can feed a starving child for 6 months.
There are several factors influencing the global hunger crisis including:
- Crop failures
- Wars and violence
- Extreme poverty
Some of the most affected nations include:
As in most crises, it is children who are most affected. Long-term hunger can cause a child to have:
- Stunted development
- Poor performance at school
- Lack of energy
- And many other complications
COUNTRIES MOST AFFECTED BY FAMINE
One in every 5 children in this extremely impoverished nation is malnourished.
Since the war began, food production has declined by 40 percent.
Ongoing conflict has left 5.1 million children in need of food and basic necessities
7 million people risk starvation in areas of Nigeria most affected by Boko Haram.
15 percent of children in Zambia are underweight due to not having sufficient food.
Unpredictable droughts and floods have destroyed crops and livestock across the country.
Ugandan refugee camps are home to many orphans from South Sudan, where violence and famine have cause more than 40 percent of the population to flee.
When a child doesn’t have nutritious food, his belly is swollen and hurting. And when a mother doesn’t have enough food for all her children, she is forced to decide which of them will eat. This story is all too common, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Children under age 3 are the most susceptible to death due to famine, drought, and malnutrition. And one in every four children suffers from stunted growth as a result of malnutrition.
But for $20, you can feed one child for 6 months.
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