Global Food Crisis
As the global food crisis persists, children are forced to drop out of school to work and help support their families. The United Nation’s World Food Program estimates that as many as 130 million people are being pushed deeper into poverty – children and women in the world’s poorest communities are the most vulnerable.
* More than 850 million people in the world are hungry.
* Every five seconds a child dies from malnutrition and hunger-related
* Poor nutrition and calorie deficiencies cause nearly one in three
people to die prematurely or have disabilities.
Global food prices have risen by 75% since the year 2000, while the price of
wheat has risen 200%. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO), the world’s poorest countries can expect the cost of
their imported foods to rise 56%.
Out of the 37 countries currently facing a food crisis, 21 are in Africa,
where 2.9 million people already die each year because of hunger-related
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