In 2000, world leaders came together to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration committing member nations to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. As part of this declaration, world leaders agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to achieve by the deadline of 2015.
Goal #1: End Poverty and Hunger
Combating and ultimately ending extreme poverty and hunger will require the combined efforts of all sectors of society. Not only can organizations like ACF implement the programs that raise people out of poverty—we can also inform an influence opinion.
Check out this new partnership called the 1,000 Days Campaign, that encourages organizations, governments, businesses and civil society to come together to raise awareness about childhood malnutrition and the importance of nutrition during the 1,000 days between pregnancy and age two.
As a member of InterAction, ACF is a supporter and participant of the 1,000 Days campaign. Learn more about our workin the Democratic Republic of Congo so you can better understand how we treat and prevent childhood malnutrition.
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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.