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Undernourishment around the world

Over ten years starvation has in many areas doubled. Here are some 

of the countries hardest hit.

"Areas with white dots represent areas where there is a high death rate due to starvation." It is estimated that 10,536 people starve to death each day. That equals 1 person every 8.2 seconds.  By the time that you have viewed these couple of pages as many as 22 more people will have starved to death!

If everyone that called themselves a Christian, every man, women and child, would each give just $1 per month we could stop starvation globally. In doing so we can make a difference we can make a change and show His love and mercy! Tell each who read this to share this with all they know!

Country Information

Country Population Size Land Use GNP Per Capita Adult Literacy Infant Mortality Rate
(per 1,000 live births)
AIDS/HIV Adult Prevalence Rate UN Estimated Population Requiring Emergency food aid (08/02)
Lesotho 2,177,062 30,355 sq km
Slightly smaller than Maryland
Arable: 11%
Pastures: 66%
$570 Total 83%
Male 72%
Female 93%
82.77 deaths 23.57% 500,000
Malawi 10,548,250 118,480 sq km
Slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Arable: 34%
Pastures: 20%
Forests: 39%
$210 Total 58%
Male 73%
Female 43%
121.12 deaths 15.96% 3,200,000
Mozambique 19,371,057 801,590 sq km
Slightly less than twice the size of California
Arable: 4%
Pastures: 56%
Forests: 18%
$210 Total 42%
Male 58%
Female 27%
139.2 deaths 13.22% 500,000
Swaziland 1,104,343 17,363 sq km
Slightly smaller than New Jersey
Arable: 11%
Pastures: 62%
Forests: 7%
$1,400 Total 76%
Male 78%
Female 75%
109.19 deaths 25.25% 150,000
Zambia 9,770,199 52,614 sq km
Slightly larger than Texas
Arable: 7%
Pastures: 40%
Forests: 39%
$330 Total 78%
Male 86%
Female 71%
90.89 deaths 19.95% 2,400,000
Zimbabwe 11,365,366 390,580 sq km
Slightly larger than Montana
Arable: 7%
Pastures: 13%
Forests: 23%
$620 Total 85%
Male 90%
Female 80%
62.61 deaths 25.06% 6,000,000
Totals 54,336,277             12,750,000
United States 278,058,881 9,629,091 sq km Arable: 19%
Pastures: 25%
Forests: 30%
$29,240 Total 97%
Male 97%
Female 97%
6.76 deaths 0.61% Not Relevant
Sources: CIA World Factbook 2001 at:  


Arable - land where it is possible to grow food.
Drought - when there is no rain for a long time.
Famine - a severe shortage of food when large numbers of people do not get the food they need to stay healthy.

GNP per capita - the Gross National Product, converted to United States dollars, divided by the population (all residents 

except refugees not permanently settled in the country). GNP per capita is useful because it compensates for the differences in total population between countries.


Matthew 25:34-46 " Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."

We are responsible…..

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, We want our hand always to be there. For that  we are responsible.

We are responsible both to God and each other.


"Together we can make a change, we can make a difference!"


"God gave us His Son, Spirit, Love, Direction, Purpose, Gifts, and free will. He gave us all the basic tools to either care for Him and others or care just for ourselves. 


It is a choice either way, to either learn to work together to solve problems, but at the end, when it is all said and done, our true hearts will be exposed. We are given two things to do, love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. 



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