Voice of the Peo­ple

Let’s join to elim­i­nate hunger

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - LARAIB SHAH

Have you ever thought about what is it like to have no food to eat? I am sure that most peo­ple do not have to worry about be­ing hun­gry everyday, but there are peo­ple who do. There are cur­rently 925 mil­lion peo­ple that are starv­ing in the world to­day. It hurts to think about all of those peo­ple that do not make it through the night be­cause of not hav­ing any food. Ac­cord­ing to the definition in the Oxford English Dic­tio­nary hunger is ‘the un­easy or painful sen­sa­tion caused by want of food; crav­ing ap­petite; also the ex­hausted con­di­tion caused by want of food’. There are so many ways that hunger can be elim­i­nated from the world. To­gether, we could raise money, start food drives, and even teach ad­vanced meth­ods for grow­ing food to those coun­tries, which are in need of food. If just one per­son gets out there and helps feed the hun­gry; just imag­ine, how many lives could be saved by just hav­ing a re­al­iza­tion of the prob­lem and con­tribut­ing a small share to­wards this end. It’s amaz­ing how much just one per­son can do. There are so many around the world that are dy­ing ev­ery minute from star­va­tion, but by rais­ing aware­ness, show­ing the sta­tis­tics, and giv­ing ideas, we can end world hunger. We live in a world where so many have no clue about the peo­ple in need of food. I feel, so many peo­ple don’t show their hu­man traits to those who need our help. Of course, there are a num­ber of peo­ple who show their kind­ness to those in need. Just think about the ones who are wor­ried about hav­ing their next meal. Star­va­tion is ev­ery­where and we need to put an end to it as soon as we can. It has taken enough lives. If we all get united, then this dream of no hunger could ac­tu­ally be a re­al­ity! We can do this if we re­ally try! — Via email

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