Archive for July 3rd, 2021

War Against Children: Hunger – “18 million starving” (Part 3)

(This article is part of an ongoing series showing different adult obsessions in waging “War Against Children” by Fr. Jerry.)

While coping with the pandemic, we have an opportunity to rediscover basic values of humanity and the human bonds that connect us. We have it in our hands to learn things about our world and about ourselves. One lesson we learn is how important hunger is. In our world today, about 700 million people go to bed hungry every night. Yes, 700 million human beings.

How many children worldwide suffer from hunger? An estimated 18 million children worldwide are facing extreme food shortages and of this number more than 5.7 million children under five are on the brink of starvation. How many kids die from hunger? Every year, more than 3 million children die from hunger-related causes. A child dies from hunger every 10 seconds. According to “Save the Children” group, the world is facing the biggest global hunger crisis of the 21st century.

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