Today I signed up to be a Blogger Against Hunger with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), making me one of hundreds of bloggers globally who use their words to raise awareness and funds for the one billion people worldwide who are chronically hungry.
As a Blogger Against Hunger I’ll be writing monthly blogs about food and famine issues, using my Twitter account to raise awareness for the issues and also trying to raise funds for this urgent and inhumane crisis.
Not long ago I posted a brief blog about the Child Food Crisis which addresses the disgusting wastage of the Western world that equates to MORE money than the amount needed to feed every child that is hungry. This months’ theme at the WFP is nutrition, so below are some quick facts and stats and a video which explains the issue.
If you’d like to read more about this movement, see other blogs on board or register your own blog with WFP, visit their website Bloggers Against Hunger
“Malnutrition often starts in the womb, when malnourished mothers give birth to malnourished children. This creates a cycle that continues for generations, and we need to break this cycle and ensure that the right food is provided at the right time.
The first two years of a child’s life is essential. Without the right nutrition, the child’s physical and mental development is compromised irreversibly. When a child is malnourished its body struggles to do normal things such as grow and resist disease.
Hunger is killing thousands of children every day even though we have the knowledge, ability and means to prevent child malnutrition in developing countries.”