How child hunger affects children and their families
Child hunger kills nearly 16,000 children a day. That's one child every 5 seconds who dies from child hunger. For those who live, more than 300 million children go to bed hungry every night. Rising food prices and an escalating global food crisis is creating more child hunger. Worldwide, one person in seven goes to bed hungry every night.
Child Hunger Can Be Eliminated
Child hunger doesn't have to continue. Compassion's church-based program fights child hunger through sponsorship. One of the best ways to fight child hunger is to sponsor a child through Compassion. When you sponsor a child, you defeat child hunger because sponsorship helps children receive adequate nutrition.
Child Hunger Escalating
Your help to end child hunger is needed now more than ever. The current global food crisis is being called by many a "silent tsunami" that could plunge millions more children into child hunger. Food prices have doubled in some countries since 2006. Many of the countries Compassion serves are among those hit hard by rising food prices. You can help a child affected by child hunger by sponsoring a child today. As a new sponsor, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a complete child sponsorship packet by mail.
Fact Sources: www.one.org, www.bread.org, www.unicef.org, www.who.int, www.unep.org