Human Hunger

  • Chronic hunger plagues 1 billion of our fellow human beings

  • 18 million people die every year of hunger-related diseases -- that's 2000 persons every hour, with the vast majority being children

  • 500,000 children go blind each year because they do not have adequate vitamin A in their diet.

  • 350 million children are not in school because they must work to supplement family income.

  • 250 million children live on the street

  • 1 billion people do not have water safe for drinking

  • 50% of the people who die of malnutrition or hunger-related diseases die from drinking contaminated water.