This Should Not Be A Modern-Day Problem!

Stan says: Over 70 years ago, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was created as an agency to feed hungry children around the globe, especially in developing nations. According to its website, UNICEF has helped save the lives of over 122 million children since its inception. Now, for the first time in its history, UNICEF is feeding hungry children in the United Kingdom (Guardian, December 16, 2020).

According to a poll in May 2020, 17% of children in the UK were “food insecure.” By October, nearly a million more children had been added to school lunch programs. Most of these children live in families whose income has been greatly restricted by the coronavirus pandemic. Although the percentages of hungry children are vastly higher in developing nations, it is sobering to see children in highly industrialized nations like the U.K. needing assistance from relief organizations.

The Welsh Government unfortunately appears to see white males as more of a problem, a ‘dirty secret’ in the drive to only talk about diversity, especially within Black History Month.

The SEFYDLIAD Bevan foundation writes:

Whilst the Welsh Government may have been guilty of being over-ambitious in setting a target of ending child poverty by 2020, in other areas it has not been ambitious enough

Welsh kids are hungry, they underperform at school and yet again the Child commissioner looks the other way. 

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