29 Sep New Report: Children Of Malawi Are Starving To Death
A new article published at Malawi24.com outlines the growing problem of childhood starving related death in Malawi, Africa. Our last post by Lacey Carney outlined this very issue and how 2nd Milk was a response to this crisis.
The Country Director for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Malawi, Mahimbo Ndowe, said “the situation is worrisome because almost half of the children in the country are malnourished.” Friends, this is more than worrisome, this is desperately grave news. According to the World Fact Book, 47% of Malawians are aged 0-15. The average age in Malawi is just 16. A generation of people are disappearing right before our eyes.
What will become of a nation as its population shrinks due to disease and malnourishment? History has shown us they become susceptible to criminal invaders who will seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of a desperate people.
The plight of Malawian families is no secret. Malawi President Peter Mutharika himself is asking for the international community to step in and help save innocent children from the agonizing pain and ultimate death that results from malnutrition. We have heard this call and we want to make a difference.
This is Chisomo Bozinayi. She is an orphan having lost both of her parents to AIDS. Chisomo had been in and out of the hospital most of this year due to complications of malnourishment. Her aunt who takes care of her in only a teenager and very poor so she cannot provide enough food for Chisomo. When Chisomo is not in the hospital, she lives with her aunt in a mud hut that has just a dirt floor. You can help save this sweet baby’s life by clicking here to sponsor her. You can #GiveLife