Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World Hunger - Josette Sheeran & The World Food Organization

 There are 925 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in  seven people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to the health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Among the key causes of hunger are natural disasters, conflict, poverty, poor agricultural infrastructure and over-exploitation of the environment. Recently, financial and economic
crises have pushed more people into hunger.

 As well as the obvious sort of hunger resulting from an empty stomach, there is also the hidden hunger of micronutrient deficiencies which make people susceptible to infectious diseases, impair physical and mental development, reduce their labour productivity and increase the risk of premature death.

Hunger does not only weigh on the individual. It also imposes a crushing economic burden on the developing world. Economists estimate that every child whose physical and mental development is
stunted by hunger and malnutrition stands to lose 5-10 percent in lifetime earnings.

Among the Millennium Development Goals which the United Nations has set for the 21st century, halving the proportion of hungry people in the world is top of the list. Whereas good progress was made in reducing chronic hunger in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, hunger has been slowly but steadily rising for the past decade. (source: http://www.wfp.org/hunger )

Countries where Global Village Champions Foundation and Yank Barry has provided "A Day Without Hunger"

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN's World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war.
Her vision: "Food is one issue that cannot be solved person by person. We have to stand together." TEDTALK

Global Village Champions Foundation has quietly been feeding people around the globe for the past 2 decades.  As Josette Sheeran states this problem cannot be solved with any one person or any one agency of foundation.  
Yank Barry and Global Village Champions recognized the substantial need in the last drought to hit Somalia and once again we have gifted a substantial financial contribution to our partners that are working in the Horn of Africa working to save as many lives as possible.  The Need is Dire, please make a contribution to whatever organization you are the most comfortable with.

Visit our website page to view documentation of the food, medical supplies and financial contributions that our foundation has gifted to our NGO partners: Making A Difference Our most recent substantial contribution was in aid of the crisis in The Horn of Africa to: 


Help if you can, become a Global Village Champions Member and Join The Greatest Fight, The Fight Against Hunger

Jackie Bigford
Social Media Director
Membership Campaign
Global Village Champions Foundation

Note: A special thank you to Terri Nakamura for the inspiration for this post ~ #ADayWithoutHunger

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