Monday 25 February – Saturday 02 March
Christian Aid Count Your Blessings reflections and actions
Mon 25: Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. Every year, it kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Give 50p for each meal and 20p for each snack you will eat today.
Tues 26: Almost 1 billion people don’t have enough to eat and go to bed hungry every night, even though the planet produces enough food to feed everyone. Give £1 if you threw food away last week.
Weds 27: In the UK less than 15% of average household expenditure goes on food and non-alcoholic drinks. In developing countries, people spend 60-80% of their incomes on food. Give 60p if you spend less than 60% of your income on food.
Thurs 28: Food price rises hit the poorest hardest. Between 2011 and 2012, maize prices rose by 174% in Malawi. Give 10p for each tin of food in your home.
Fri 1: Guatemala has the 5th highest malnourished children in the world despite been a middle-income country. Tax dodging by companies means that it has insufficient income to tackle the problem of hunger. Give £1 if you have ever grumbled about having to pay tax.