Overtime one question that has been on the front burner is:Why the focus on hunger and malnutrition?Why not focus on other cardinal areas requiring real time attention?Our usual response is:what could be worse than a man or woman incapacitated by hunger?What could be worse than children daily going to bed hungry and constantly ravaged by malnutrition?
For those unaware,these underlisted hunger and malnutrition facts are the underlying reasons Happy World is on an offensive campaign against the hydra headed monster of hunger and malnutrition.
1.Several African countries are facing acute levels of food insecurity .Some of these countries includes Cameroon,Chad,Niger,Nigeria,Lesotho,Madagascar,Mozambique,Swaziland,Zambia and Zimbabwe.
2.In late July 2017,the government of Nigeria declared a food and nutrition emergency in Borno State in the north-east of the country.
3.Malnourished children are shorter and weaker and may have lower IQ.
4.The greatest conflict facing Africa is not the existence of enough food,but the access to food.
5.Nigeria is a food deficit country and is Africa's largest importer of rice.
6.Many rural areas in Nigeria are not yet accessible to aid organizations.Thus further worsening the hunger situation in such areas.
7.Around 400,000 children aged under five are at risk of severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months across the states of Adamawa,Borno and Yobe.
8.Almost One billion people suffer from chronic hunger.
9.Hunger is the world's number one health risk .It kills more people every year than AIDS,Malaria and Tuberculosis combined.
10.22,000 children under the age of five die each day due to hunger and poverty.That averages to about 15 children per minute.
Quite sure you now agree that these facts are fuel enough to empower our crusade against these clear and present dangers.
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Happy World Meal Gate is a passionate and dynamic Multi Level Marketing (MLM) company of African extractions on a mission to bring smiles to people’s faces. We strongly believe hunger and malnutrition are global threats and a monstrous emergency which must be tackled decisively and without delay.