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World Hunger: A Cold Fact


via thinkquest.org

The world hunger problem: Facts, figures and statistics

  • In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called "absolute poverty"

  • Every year 15 million children die of hunger

  • For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years

  • Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!

  • The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- Since you've entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.

  • One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture

  • The Indian subcontinent has nearly half the world's hungry people. Africa and the rest of Asia together have approximately 40%, and the remaining hungry people are found in Latin America and other parts of the world. Hunger in Global Economy

  • Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion - a majority of humanity - live on less than $1 per day, while the world's 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world's people. UNICEF

  • 3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.

  • In 1994 the Urban Institute in Washington DC estimated that one out of 6 elderly people in the U.S. has an inadequate diet.

  • In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children.

  • The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition among pregnant women. The U.S. ranks 23rd among industrial nations in infant mortality. African-American infants die at nearly twice the rate of white infants.

  • One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.

  • Half of all children under five years of age in South Asia and one third of those in sub-Saharan Africa are malnourished.

  • In 1997 alone, the lives of at least 300,000 young children were saved by vitamin A supplementation programmes in developing countries.

  • Malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all child deaths worldwide - a proportion unmatched by any infectious disease since the Black Death

  • About 183 million children weigh less than they should for their age

  • To satisfy the world's sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year.

  • The assets of the world's three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.

  • Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger

  • It is estimated that some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition, about 100 times as many as those who actually die from it each year.


They Said 'NO' to PM, And Then They Get the Sultan


Masjid Nurul Ehsan, Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya Selatan, whose committees denied a visit by the PM, just got a new surprised -  the Sultan of Selangor is coming to their masjid!

More story by Roslan SMS


It is taxpayers' money, not UMNO's money


Look at this:

'nuff said!!!
(some people are outright ignorants and fools)

images credit to kbsb@fb


Even the Giant can Stumble


This screenshot I took from CNET explains a lot. Two latest news are about cyber giant, Google Inc.

Android is an operating system for smart phones (and tablet PCs), alongside more familiar names such as IPhone IOS, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry OS. Late starter Android, as of today, is enjoying a large chunk of smart phone market share, at a staggering 33%... one and a half of it's next competitor, the ever popular iPhone at 22%. Though iPhone set to get larger market share with its release of their new iPhone 4, Android is also set to do the same with various new phones coming in, especially from Motorolla and HTC, leaving Windows and BlackBerry smaller and smaller portion.

Wave is an online software application product from Google, which Google described as "a new web application for real-time communication and collaboration". Barely celebrating its first birthday, Wave is deemed as a failure.

Such are two different stories of success and failure. Yes, even big guys like Google will fail at some point, but they know when they fail, and they surely know how to capitalize on their success


Pray for My Abah


To my friends, online buddies, and all readers...

My Abah (father) had been diagnosed with intestinal cyst after suffering for more than half a year. He is now waiting for a date for operation. The cyst is in later stage, and my Abah isn't young and strong anymore, so the condition is quite worrying.

Everyone, please, if you have several seconds of free moments, please pray for his health and well being.

thank you...


He's the first man I know

From many years ago

He's the first man I remember

The man who is my father

He is my first teacher

Taught me to read, write and calculate

He is my first coach

Taught me to swing my bat and racket

I still remember he was strong and sturdy

Full at hands, never even a bit lazy

And his wisdom, forever inspire me

He's my hero, my idol, the man I always wanted to be

He didn't sleep if to make his children comfy

He didn't eat if to avoid his children hungry

He showed me life beyond wealth and money

A life where we are all a family

Living moderate life, shy of luxury

Yet we all agree, we're more than just happy

Now he's fighting in hospital bed...

I just wanna fall and break...

Tears didn't come out, they're flooding my head...

Oh my GOD, save my father, what YOU made, only YOU can unmake...


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