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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5 Responses to Hunger in Asia

  1. Mum says:

    That’s shocking!!! And at the same time I’m worrying because I’m overweight and eat too much.

  2. Margaret says:

    If you’re looking for something to do, UN’s World Food Programme is organizing walks all over the world (including in Thailand) on 21 May in an effort to raise funds & awareness for child hunger. Maybe get the family involved, it’s only 1 morning & you’d be walking with people in over 70 countries. Check it out!

  3. The article is disurbing.
    Enlighten yourself and visit:

  4. Tom Vamvanij says:

    Hi. As the author of the Sarasonteh, the blog The Forgotten One linked to above, I just want you to know I’m not The Forgotten One (I’m “gone but not forgotten”, perhaps?), nor do I know him or her.

  5. Lillian says:

    confusing:-/ but I always enjoy reading a new blog

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