.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Friday, May 11, 2012

6 reasons the next generation needs us to solve hunger

''In the first part of our series of features on Hunger, we established that this issue is the World’s Greatest Solvable Problem and listed six strategies that WFP is already using to solve it. In part two, we look at why solving hunger is critical for the next generation of the world's inhabitants''.WFP

ROME – Wherever you look in the field of development, hunger is a central issue. With hunger, medicines are less effective, students can’t learn, adults aren’t as productive. In fact, the world can only make progress on development issues such as health and education when it tackles hunger and poor nutrition.

It boils down to the fact that people need strong minds and bodies if they are to seize opportunities and pull themselves out of poverty. Hunger weakens the mind and the body, in many ways. By nourishing hungry children today, we are putting the next generation of the world’s inhabitants in a much better position to deal with whatever problems they have to face.

Here are six facts and stats that illustrate this point:

1.Science has proven that a child’s first 1,000 days – in the womb and up to 2 years old – are critical to their physical and mental development. Children who are critically undernourished suffer irreversible damage.

2.Nourished women have healthier babies whose immune systems are stronger for life. Conversely, undernourished mothers pass malnutrition on to the next generation by giving birth to smaller, weaker babies.

3.Proper nutrition during the first two years of life can result in an increase in lifetime earnings by as much as 46 percent. (J. Hoddinott, The Lancet).

4.The combination of low birth weight, stunting and iodine deficiency can result in a reduction of up to 30 points in IQ and the body’s inability to resist disease for life. (World Bank).

5.Studies show it is more difficult for children to learn without adequate food and nutrition. There are 66 million primary school-age children who attend classes hungry across the developing world.

6.A third of all deaths in children under the age of five in developing countries are linked to hunger. (UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality).

Source: WFP

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