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Hunger

Mission Statement

The mission of the Children’s Nutrition Fund (CNF) is to provide food and education for children who would otherwise have to go without in Central-Eastern Europe. Firstly in Hungary, and eventually within the entire region.

Hunger

Photo: Kovalovszky Dániel
Donations have become increasingly important in several Central and Eastern European countries as their economic situation continues to deteriorate and the number of children living in extreme poverty increases. Actions must be taken!

In Hungary alone over 40,000 children starve on the weekends and half a million children live in poverty. The deterioration of financial conditions is highlighted by the data collected by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office. According to the data published in 2013, last year the real disposable income decreased by 3,7%. Due to the present Hungarian status quo this means an exponentially reduced living quality of children living in large families.

According to the report of the Hungarian UNICEF Child Welfare Committee the international deprivation index states that every other Hungarian child is deemed deprived. Children are regarded as such if they do not receive food at least three times a day, do not have new clothes, never get to go on holiday, or for whom there is no place to study in their home.

From among the EU Member States the situation is only worse in Romania and Bulgaria.
Poverty

Poverty

In Hungary half a million children live in poverty, over 40,000 starving. Fortunately no child actually dies of hunger in this country as the government provides cheap or free meals in nurseries, pre-school institutions, and schools for 370,000 children in need. However, these meals are only provided on schooldays; on weekends and holidays there are tens of thousands of children who go to sleep hungry.
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Racism

Racism

Much of the Romani population of Central and Eastern Europe is extremely poor. In a lot of places they are denied fair and equal access to educational resources, resulting in a high rate of unemployment among these groups. This perpetual cycle of poverty keeps the Romani from social mobility; only 61% of Hungarian Roma aged 15 and above are able to complete primary education, and just 13% can complete secondary education.
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Beáta Volentné Daróczi Judit Dr. Frei Attila Kőrösi Gabriella Dr Hámori Péter Annus Béla Botka Mária Kiss Szabolcs Dr Vámosi Nagy Istvánné Dankó Marianna Hannák