What would you think of for the concept of chronic hunger?

What would you think of for the concept of chronic hunger?

We could never imagine the concept of chronic hunger, until the extent of having the fear of facing death as we are currently living in a peaceful and economically stable country.

All this time, I always think that, since we have the capabilities, we should provide more help to those who are desperately wanted to live on. Therefore, I have started my journey to sponsor a dozen of kids in Kenya a few years ago. Hope that with a little of my help, they can keep living with a clean supply of water, sufficient food supplies, and effective medical supports.

Recently, I have read an article regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic worsens the chronic hunger issue in Kenya. According to the report, the report of “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in The World 2020” that released by the World Health Organization (WHO), informed that there are a total of 690 million of people are in hunger in 2019, the total amount increased approximately 10 million in 2018. Especially when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the hunger rate had increased again. From the prediction of WHO, in 2020, there will be an increment of 130 million people in the world to face chronic hunger, especially in Kenya, Africa. From the calculation, Kenya will be one of the regions that the situation getting worse, and approximately 19.1% of the people facing malnutrition.

After comprehending the situation, I’m very anxious as I could not imagine how the children in Kenya would overcome this hardship as COVID-19 had affected the processes of the global food productions, distributions, and the expenses of all these activities. The outbreaks of COVID-19 just worsen food productions and food distributions in Kenya.

Therefore, I have decided to provide more sponsorships for the children in Kenya. Also, I had encouraged my family members to join this sponsorship with me. What touches me the most is, in just one day, I have got the supports from my family members to join with me for the sponsorship.

I appreciate those family members who gave their sincere help in providing sponsorships to the children in Kenya so that the children can overcome the harsh moments.

People always struggling and suffering when they are facing the hardships and I wish to tell them: There will be no obstacles that you cannot get through, the world is warm enough to embrace you. I sincerely hope that we all together can protect those children who never had a chance to achieve their dreams, help them in growing healthily, and let them have a chance to achieve their dreams.

 

长期饥饿,究竟是一个怎样的概念呢?

身处在国泰民安、经济安稳的国家的我们,是无法想象那种从未有一天饱足的滋味,甚至因为饥饿而面临死亡的恐惧。

一直以来,我都认为,有能力的我们,应该为这个世界许许多多正在挣扎求存的人提供帮助,所以在好几年前我就开始助养了好几十位肯亚儿童,希望能尽一点绵力帮助这些努力要活下去的儿童能有干净的水喝、能有食物吃以及生病时能得到医治。

而在不久前,我阅读到一篇报导,该报道讲述了新冠肺炎加剧了肯亚饥荒的情形,报道指出,根据世界卫生组织(WHO)所发表的《世界粮食安全和营养状况》报告显示,2019年约有6.9亿人处于饥饿状态,比2018年增加1000万人,尤在经历新冠肺炎后,饥饿人数将会再次上升,WHO预测,到了到2020年底,全球会再有1.3亿人陷入长期饥饿,尤其常年都处于饥荒的肯亚,按百分比计算,肯亚将会是问题最严重的地区,而且越来越严重,估计将会有19.1%的人营养不良。

知道这个情况后,我非常忧虑远在肯亚的儿童将如何撑过这段艰难的时间,因为新冠肺炎导致了全球粮食生产、分配和消费的所有活动和过程,原本就严重缺乏粮食的肯亚,如今陷入了更严峻的困境。

于是我决定再加额助养更多的儿童,为了让更多的儿童受惠,我号召了家人一同加入我的助养计划,让我很感动的是,仅仅在一天之内,我便得到了许多家人的支持,纷纷加入我的助养计划!

谢谢你们愿意伸出援手,和我一同帮助这些身在远方的儿童,让这些儿童能挺过这段艰难时刻。

当人们面对逆境的时候,常常会觉得挣扎永不止息,我想让这些正经历苦痛的人知道:没有无法跨越的障碍,人间处处是温情。我真心希望我们的社会可以一起守护着这些只为生存而不敢奢望梦想的孩童,帮助他们健康成长,让他们可以实现心中的梦想。