Every 3.6 seconds a person dies from starvation. Almost half the world- over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day.
This year, 2012, it is time for change.
Hi! We’re a group of year 10 students from Girraween High School, Australia working in conjunction with the High Resolves Organisation and Make Poverty History on a serious and important global issues EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER.
Our Keep Me Warm campaign aims to spread awareness on the issue of poverty and hunger and also encourage the Australian government to increase its contribution to international aid. A mural of thoughts will be presented in countless Australian local and state governments until it finally, with your help, can reach Parliament House.
Sign off with your name. EVERY SINGLE MESSAGE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE MURAL.
If you have any further enquiries please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your messages of support starting with the simple "I Care..." followed by the issue you care about.
When you are older, how will you feel looking back? Will you be proud of who you were or who you can become?
Poverty is the reality for most Indians.
This family live on the footpath in Ahmedabad
“Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it. And strive for the best.”
600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity.
- Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.
- The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined.
- Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century…
“Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love.”
“Sometimes they spit on me. I don’t know why. I am so down low right now, you know what I mean brother? Why people got to be that way? Who spits on somebody like that?”
True progress for humanity is anything that takes us closer to supporting one another. Small acts of kindness between you and the individuals around you are the germination that springs into being, something as mysterious as life itself, and what may in fact be humanities greatest accomplishment — compassion for others. Let us all strive to cultivate a deeper and more meaningful desire to ease the burdens of others. Every person is a precious gift, and we are all like little children who yearn for acceptance, safety, and unconditional love. Let us all reach out with a hope that we could each bring some degree of happiness to other human beings. Let each of us lead a revolution of support in the lives of others.
From book, Voice of Reason
South Sudan // Doctors without borders (MSF):
Sudanese Refugees Dying of Thirst
Sudanese refugees living in appalling conditions in camps in South Sudan are falling ill and dying at rates alarmingly above accepted international standards for emergencies, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.