854 million people across the world are hungry.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has warned that water scarcity is potential fuel for future wars.
Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes--one child every five seconds.
524 million of the world's hungry live in South Asia - more than the populations of Australia and USA
One out of four children - roughly 146 million - in developing countries are underweight
Iron deficiency is the most common form of malnutrition, affecting 180 million children aged under four
It is estimated that 684,000 lives child deaths worldwide could be prevented by increasing access to vitamin A and zinc
By 2020, the AIDS epidemic will have claimed one-fifth or more of the agricultural labour force in most southern African countries
In a 1970 UN Resolution, most industrialised nations committed themselves to tackling global poverty by spending 0.7 percent of their national incomes on international aid by 1975. Only Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Denmark regularly meet his target
‘Remember the 37’ is a group dedicated to creating awareness about the global food crisis. Setup by MA International Journalism students at London’s City University, it is named after the 37 countries most affected by the food crises.
So spread the word and invite all your friends to join. And feel free to use the discussion board to raise issues and post articles.
The following is the list of the 37 countries most affected by the crises based upon information from the Food and Agricultural Organizattion of the United Nations.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Chad, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Mauritania, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, The Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Republic of the Congo, The Republic of Ghana, The Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
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