Coming out of a global economic and financial crisis we in the first half of 2011 are being confronted by high fuel prices, political upheaval in the MENA region; turmoil in Cote d’Ivoire; natural disasters that show no signs of halting; rising inflation in developing nations and sovereign debt issues.
All of the above are ingredients fora recipe called ‘The Global Food Crisis,’ a toxic brew that threatens more than a billion lives.
The latest edition of the World Bank’s Food Price Watch claims that, a further 10% increase in global prices could drive an
additional 10 million people below the $1.25 absolute poverty line. This figure ads to 1.2 billion people already living below that line and you’ve got to ask ‘What are we doing about this?’
Reports claim that there are more than 10 million millionaires in the world and thousands of billionaires with facebook itself being home to six of them. Then why are more than1.2 billion people unable to feed themselves?
We, as a global population are often guilty of giving charity only for the sake of charity. But a large proportion of the global population seeks to better their own prospects without regard for that figure of 1.2 billion. WIthout a thought for the mother who is too weak and malnourished to feed her children. Without a thought for the men who work away to ensure coffee chains continues to provide you with World Class coffee.
But true charity, it is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.
So don’t wait for Christmas to say ‘here’s to them under the burning sun’
Feed the World today..