20,000 children die from hunger daily, UN says

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 28th May 2013

 MORE than 20,000 children under the age of five die daily from hunger, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. 

It also says that one in every seven people go to bed hungry in the world although every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted.

The statistics are revealed as the PNG Forest Authority celebrates World Environment Day to advocate people on the environmental impact of food. 

The theme for this year is ‘Think, eat, save’. 

PNGFA will host an open day and conduct an essay competition for schools in NCD and Central on Wednesday June 5. 

“The essay writing competition will be based on the theme and will run in two categories, primary and the secondary and national high schools. 

“All essays are expected to reach the PNGFA office by Wednesday May 29 at 5pm and winners would be announced on Environment Day. 

“Schools within NCD and Central will be invited to visit display boards set up by the PNGFA and the forest industry. 

“A quiz for students will also be conducted and prizes will be awarded to winners. “

All entries for the essay competition can be sent to: The chairman, PNG Forest Authority 2013 World Environment Day Committee, at post office box 5055, Boroko, National Capital District or dropped off at the office at Frangipani Street, Hohola, National Capital District between 8am and 5pm.