June 11, 2013 | By | Reply More

Tameem in his Environment day Speech spoke about Haiti’s Food crisis 2 out of 3 people face hunger

tameem anti food waste campaign

Tameem spoke about this year’s Theme Think.eat.save ant-food waste campaign, World Environment day event this year aim to reduce “foodprint by become more aware of the environmental impact of food waste and loss across the food supply chain” according to the UNEP

Tameem said time to think.eat.save The food crisis in Haiti are deepening, thin children has turned patchy and orangish, their stomachs have ballooned to the size of their heads and many look half their age — the tell-tale signs of malnutrition. Mabriole town official Geneus Lissage fears that death is imminent for these children if Haitian authorities and humanitarian workers don’t do more to stem the hunger problems.

The hardship of hunger abounds amid the stone homes and teepee-like huts in the mountains along Haiti’s southern coast.

In 1997 some 1.2 million Haitians didn’t have enough food to eat. A decade later the number had more than doubled. Today, that figure is 6.7 million, or a staggering 67 percent of the population that goes without food some days, can’t afford a balanced diet or has limited access to food, according to surveys by the government’s National Coordination of Food Security. As many as 1.5 million of those face malnutrition and other hunger-related problems.

Tameem highlighted shocking figures of world hungry children, According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

Tameem stressed challenging time for our environment. Time now really is running out and this fact can no longer be ignored.


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