“Without food, without hope”. Vast numbers of families today are not able to provide children with enough food due to the extreme poverty. It is beyond imagination that still there are so many people die from lack of food in the world we are living right now. By 2011, more than 30 million people in Africa suffered from the devastating hunger crisis; most of them are children and women. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Number of hungry people in Africa is growing over a period of time. Children are always the most visible and sensitive victims of hunger. Do not talk about dolls or toys, the most basic need – food – cannot be fulfilled; lives of African children are simply survival “food today means none tomorrow”.
We, who live in the comfort life, may have no idea what “hunger” is. Eating one meal a day is somehow too luxury for many children in Africa. The ones who are lack of nutrition food will definitely become malnourished and suffer 160 days of killer illness at least every year, like diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia, because the malnutrition weakens their immunity and turns them too vulnerable. Let’s join together, help the children survive and thrive….