Photo: ©Sheila McKinnon

What is the biggest threat to health worldwide? It is the same enemy humanity faced 100,000 or 10,000 years ago – hunger and hunger-related diseases. Last year, more people died because they were hungry and malnourished than from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. That is not exactly a well-known fact.

Hunger has almost disappeared from people’s consciousness in the industrialised world – a fleeting image on a television screen or a disturbing photo in a newspaper. Yet in an age when we can communicate instantly with people on the other side of the globe, one person in eight does not get enough food to stay healthy. Most of them are children.

  ©Sheila McKinnon