Hunger

Critical Thinking Class
By Stephanie Burns-Williams

Facts

1. About 842 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.

2.The number of people living with chronic hunger has fallen by 17 percent since 1990–92. If the trend continues, we will fall just short of the hunger target in the Millennium Development Goals.

3. Most of the world’s undernourished people are still to be found in Southern Asia, closely followed by sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia.

4. A third of all deaths in children under the age of five in developing countries are linked to undernutrition.

5. In the developing world, one child in four is stunted, meaning that their physical and mental growth is impaired because of inadequate nutrition.

6. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from pregnancy through age two, are critical. A proper diet in this period can protect children from the mental and physical stunting that can result from malnutrition.

7. If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could bereduced by up to 150 million.

8. 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.

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