Everyone has seen the commercials of hungry and bloated children with sad eyes; no one wants to think of a child starving and there are many people and organizations offering solutions to fill tiny bellies.
United States Food Aid or USAID started in the 1950s to help feed starving communities in Africa. Recently, reform has been proposed that will not only aid the hungry, but also boost local farming business. The recommended changes would mean that almost half of food would Read the rest of this entry »
When many people think about celebrities, they often think about the glamorous lifestyles that they lead and the sometimes excessive amounts of money that they spend on things like houses, cars, clothes and jewelry. However, many people do not realize just how much these celebrities work to help people who are in need, such as those who are starving in Africa.
However, nowadays a lot of celebrities are contributing a lot of money toward these causes. In fact, you might be surprised Read the rest of this entry »
You don’t really need to be a house-building pro like the people who work at Lowes or the sites like homeproimprovement.com when it comes to building homes in Africa. All it takes is some time, a little compassion and devotion.
We have spoken a lot about the hunger issues happening all over Africa, but there is another issue that often goes hand-in-hand with the unfortunate deaths in this part of the world – housing. There simply isn’t enough of it to go around and far too often you’ll hear of a child who dies not from violence or malnutrition but exposure.
That’s one child too many and, if you have the time and resources, you might consider helping the next chance you get. There are plenty of charity organizations out there that make it their mission to erect simple and livable structures in these and other parts of the world.
Habitat for Humanity is a great one to check out and there are many more waiting to take your call and your help. And sure, housing might not solve all the problems happening in Africa but, combined with the efforts to end starvation, the people of this continent will certainly appreciate it regardless.
Most third world countries usually suffer from a poor economy. Jobs are scarce and education is not a requirement. When these elements are present so is hunger and diseases. Africa is one such country where children and adults die from starvation almost daily. Even with several organizations helping out it still is not enough. There are more hungry people than there is resource and time. Somehow, there is not enough money to go around. This is where individual humanitarians can help. Sending in a few dollars to televised sponsors Read the rest of this entry »
The plight of starving children and adults all throughout Africa may seem to be a regional issue that does not impact everyone; however, there are very clear and precise reasons as to why you should be active in helping to raise awareness in regards to hunger in Africa.
One of the most important aspects of the hunger issue in Africa, is that is speaks on a global scale and is one of those sociological issues that is understood and sympathized by everyone. Even the youngest of children can understand the concept of starving and what hunger means. This allows this one issue to have an impact in terms of being understood by the masses. The images alone of the scenes from hunger plagues areas are powerful messages and many people can understand the issue simply by being shown images and informed about such dire circumstances.
The hunger issue in Africa is one that has been garnering attention for decades, and yet the issue persists. This too is one of the reasons why continuing to raise awareness about the plight is of high importance, as the situation is not resolving itself; even despite global efforts to make things better. Hunger in Africa is an issue subsequent generations will need to contend with, and thus raising awareness is essential.
Since the dawn of mass media American’s, Brit’s, and just about every other developed country has known about the tragic epidemic of starvation in Africa. African’s are dying every single day because they don’t have the simple luxury of keeping a meal on their tables. Below are a couple ways you can help change the world and to get food to starving Africans.
The best thing anyone can do is to spread the word. The more people hear about the starvation in Africa, the more people are likely to do something and make a change for the better. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most familiar stories in our culture is the one about the choice between giving a hungry man a fish and teaching him how to fish. Heifer International extends the possibilities of teaching a man to fish by providing hungry families with livestock with which they can not only feed themselves but their neighbors. Along with the gift of chickens or goats or water buffalo go trainers who help the recipients multiply their livestock, turn food into income, and reinvest their income Read the rest of this entry »
Hunger in Africa has become a huge issue over the years. There are millions of adults and children starving. The main reasons why so many people are starving are government policies, raised tariffs, poor health and overall government greed. It is sad that Africa’s own government is making their people suffer. Luckily there are ways that others can help stop starvation in Africa. Helping this cause is all about educating yourself on this topic and knowing all the facts. Here are five things you do not know about hunger in Africa.
1. Rising food prices Read the rest of this entry »