Hunger in Asia

In yesterdays Bangkok Post  I read an article.
IN Asia, one child dies every 11 seconds due to hunger related causes. Every 11 seconds!!!!
That is the equivalent of 10 tsunamis every year.
Asia is still home to more hungry people than the rest of the world combined. This really surprises me, I thought it was Africa!  Over half a billion people in the region are chronically undernourished; 17 % of children in Asia regularly go to bed hungry.
Progress is better than any place else in the world but there is still much work to be done.
Some of the villages I’ve seen confirm this. Some people don’t have enough money for two meals a day.  
This is very disturbing and makes me question my life style and wonder if I am really doing all I can to help ease peoples suffering.

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