Posts Tagged ‘United Nations

07
Oct
11

Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run

On July 20, 2011, the United Nations officially declared the crisis in the Horn of Africa (encompassing the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Uganda) as a famine.  Tens of thousands have died.  The conditions that qualify this situation as a famine are the following: 2 adults or 4 children are dying of hunger daily and 30% of the population is acutely malnourished. This famine was brought about by excessive drought along with failed crop seasons, the 20-year civil war in Somalia and rising food and fuel prices worldwide.

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13
May
11

Walk the World Pilipinas

It may be hard to digest, and it may be hard to believe, but hunger is responsible for a third of all deaths in children under the age of five in the developing world, and that list includes the Philippines.  Interestingly, it only costs United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ₱10 to provide a nutritious meal to a child at school!  And now, here’s our chance to lend a hand with WFP’s global awareness and fundraising event called “End Hunger: Walk the World.”

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