SUDAN WATCH: Pope calls for swift action to end Darfur hunger

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Pope calls for swift action to end Darfur hunger

Pope Benedict called on Sunday for "concrete and swift" action to stop world hunger and in particular save hundreds and thousands of people from starvation in Darfur, Reuters (via ST) reported May 21, 2006:
"I am thinking particularly of the urgent and dramatic situation in Darfur, in Sudan, where great difficulties continue in satisfying the most basic food needs of the population," he said in his weekly address to pilgrims in St Peter's Square.

Media organisations had a responsibility to publicise hunger in order to mobilise governments and public opinion, he added.
Vatican on world hunger

Photo: Pope Benedict XVI gestures from his studio window overlooking St Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday blessing, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 21, 2006. The pontiff called Sunday for "contributions from everyone'" to help overcome the scourge of world hunger, and made a special mention of Darfur. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than 110 million school-aged children in the world's poorest countries suffer from hunger. The vast majority of them do not attend school. This is an unnecessary and preventable tragedy.

The George McGovern-Robert Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program provides meals in schools to some of these children. But there are many more that go to bed hungry.

Bipartisan legislation was recently introduced in Congress to expand the McGovern-Dole Program so that more children can attend school and be guaranteed at least one nutritious meal per day.

Help expand the George McGovern-Robert Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. Sign the petition.

www.friendsofwfp.org/mcgovern-dolepetition

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