Famine in Africa
Kara Murphy & Adry Munroe
Where does famine occur?
In 2005, approximately 10.1 million children died before their fifth birthday from malnutrition. 3/4 of these deaths occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Every year, over 20 million babies are born at a low birth-weight due to hunger or malnutrition in the mother. These babies often die in their infant years, and those who don't often suffer lifelong physical and mental issues.
Around 30% of chhildren under the age of 5 are severely underweight.
The vast majority of people suffering from hunger live in developing countries. Most of the world's developing countries are located in Africa.
What Have We Done So Far?
What Else Needs To Be Done?
Our school, for example, conducted a food drive. The goal was set at 3,000 cans. Unfortunately, only 50 cans were donated. We need to raise awareness in our schools and communities and encourage people take part in charities like UNICEF.