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Exposing Evil

Greed

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(*WFP calculates that $3.2 billion USD is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children).

*World Food Programme

I wish these images were considered an act of terrorism. Then maybe the world leaders would have got together and figured out a way to solve the issues of millions of children and adults dying of starvation each year. It’s not like it’s new, these images made me feel sick as a child 40+ years ago..

And I don’t believe the dollar a day scheme is at all the answer – crazy and it hasn’t worked so far.

My belief all world leaders should spend time in 3rd world countries, living the lifestyle so to speak. Like on survivor reality TV. Maybe give them a baby and a few children each and the challenge is to keep themselves and their babies alive, or maybe they should take along their own children – so they can really live it.

It seems to be okay that people starve.. actually we’ve been desensitised to it for years. It’s quite acceptable..  but none of this has ever made sense to me…and it seems nobody really questions it..?

I simply do not believe that the problem is too big for the combined resources of the world and it’s leaders to solve..

I do often wonder if they were images of white children dying if that would make a drastic difference..

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‘Food For All’ – Animated Video (1 min)

We each have gifts for one another.

Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of ‘One Human Family, Food for All’ campaign. The “allegory of the spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.

Interpretation

The story suggests that people have the opportunity to use what they are given (the long spoons in this allegory) to help nourish each other, but the problem, lies in how the people treat each other.

Given the same level playing field one group of people who treat each other well will create a pleasant environment. Whereas another group of people, given exactly the same tools to work with, can create unpleasant conditions simply by how they treat each other.

This is a simple truth which can be easily forgotten by lonely people unable to see their situation clearly. Situations can be improved by reaching out to others.