Friday, 17 June 2011

RISING FOOD PRICES ARE CAUSING POOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO SINK DEEPER INTO HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION SAYS NEW REPORT RELEASED BY HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

A NEW REPORT RELEASED BY A LEADING U.S.-BASED HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL SAYS RISING FOOD PRICES ARE CAUSING POOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO SINK DEEPER INTO HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION.
AND ACCORDING TO THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION, 925 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD GO HUNGRY EACH DAY COMPARED TO 848 MILLION IN 2007.
THE REPORT NOTES THAT EXPERTS BLAME THE HIGH COST OF GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL AS A MAIN CAUSE FOR THE SPIKE IN FOOD PRICES GLOBALLY BECAUSE AS GAS PRICES SOARED IN 2010, FOOD PRICES HAVE RISEN WITH THE SAME SPEED, LEAVING POOR FAMILIES HELPED BY CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL WITH FEW OPTIONS.
ACCORDING THE REPORT MOST POOR PARENTS WORK LONG HOURS FOR LITTLE PAY AND LACK THE MONEY NEEDED TO PURCHASE FOOD AND COOK A NUTRITIOUS MEAL.
AND HEALTH PROGRAM OFFICER FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL KATHRYN OSBORN, IN A REPORT ON NUTRITION REHABILITATION, SAYS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM MALNUTRITION AND ENTERING THE ORGANIZATION'S NUTRITION REHABILITATION PROGRAM HAS RISEN TO 12.5PERCENT OVER THE PAST YEAR.

published augustine

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