BENEFITING: Bread and Water for Africa
I am just a young mom who has decided to help stop famine in Somalia..
This is my first try to raise real money. I want to become a professional fundraiser and help NGOs whose mission is to help stop famine in Somalia. Please help me help those dying of starvation.
Starvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy, nutrient and vitamin intake. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms and effects of starvation.
According to the World Health Organization, hunger is the single gravest threat to the world's public health. The WHO also states that malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases. Six million children die of hunger every year. Figures on actual starvation are difficult to come by, but according to the FAO, the less severe condition of undernourishment currently affects about 925 million people, or about 14% of the world population.