Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hunger: The World’s Greatest Solvable Problem

Hunger: The World’s Greatest Solvable Problem

Nearly a billion people go to bed hungry every night. But what would it take to put a stop to this?


Hunger Price Tags

  • It costs US$10 to feed a boy in a Kenya refugee camp for 3 weeks, less than the cost of a lipstick in Manhattan.
  • It would cost US$3.5 billion to feed every hungry schoolchild in the world. That’s around two times the takings from the movie, “Titanic”, which grossed US$1.8 billion worldwide.
  • It costs  US$50 to feed a schoolgirl for one year;  similar to the cost of one iPod shuffle (US$45)
  • One super-healthy ration of Plumpy’Sup for a small child is just 20 cents, less than a US postage stamp (44 cents).

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