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5/15/2014 (1 year ago)

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UN report shows world hunger continues to decrease thanks to people like you!

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has released its estimates through 2012 for the number of hungry people in the world, and the news is better. According to the report, hunger is on the decline.

Your help is an essential part of the solution. We're so close!

Your help is an essential part of the solution. We're so close!

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/15/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: XO Tablet, third world, poverty, hunger, education, Pope Francis, morals, technology, Africa


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to a report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the number of hungry people in the world over the past ten years has fallen by nearly a third. Despite increases in world population from 30 years ago, the world now produces more calories than ever, an average of 17 kilocalories more per person.

This is amazing progress, and it is being credited to improvements in socioeconomic structures in the third world as well as the increased generosity of the world in feeding hungry people. Both governments, relief organizations, and private individuals are doing a better job.

"Whatsover you do for the least of these people..." Act now.


Projections suggest that world hunger may be eliminated in the next decade or two, assuming the world maintains its pace of progress. Non-governmental organizations such as the Catholic Church are absolutely essential to assisting world relief efforts.

The report indicates that there are now 870 million people who suffer from hunger now, which is one in eight. A smaller number face food insecurity from political and economic instability and the impacts of climate change, however it is chronic hunger and starvation that is the larger problem.

Around the world, the number of people who are hungry has decreased. In Asia, where more people go hungry than anyplace else, the percentage of those starving fell by 30 percent.

Latin America and the Caribbean also saw improvement, although the rate of improvement there has slowed recently.

Africa saw an increase in the number of hungry people, adding 20 million more hungry in the past few years alone. Conflict and global climate change are largely responsible. Most of the increases are in sub-Saharan Africa.

The developed world has also witnessed a rise in the number of hungry, with numbers rising from 13 million hungry to 16 million over the past 10 years.

Children remain the most vulnerable and the most likely to die or suffer long-term effects from chronic hunger. About one-in-three children in developing countries is hungry.

The root cause of hunger according to the report, is poverty. Poverty is caused by a number of factors including a lack of education and corrupt political systems.

Your Catholic Voice Foundation is spearheading an effort to address all of these problems and to end world hunger and poverty. The solution is being implemented in three steps.

First, distribute food and medicine though our Catholic networks to schools that provide a moral Catholic education. This will encourage parents to send their kids to school and helps those students to get proper nutrition and care.

The second step is to provide a moral, Catholic education. Only by providing an education grounded in Catholic ethics and morality can we eliminate future corruption, teach trades, and destroy the root causes of poverty.

The third step involves delivering that education using quality learning tools that cost less and have more power than traditional tools. Specifically, YCVF is planning to deliver XO Tablets which are optimized for education in the Third World. Kids love using the tablets and a virtual library of material can be conveniently stored and accessed via them. This saves the costs of books which become dated and are more expensive to order, ship and keep.

In order to bust poverty and eradicate world hunger world governments, private organizations, and private individuals, like you, need to come through for these people. This is your chance to be part of the movement that is eradicating absolute poverty and hunger around the globe. The end is in sight, but we're not there yet.

Join our campaign and give now.

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


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