Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development has shown his country’s commitment to ending world hunger by endorsing the Charter to End Extreme Hunger.
“No child should starve to death in 2011,” Solheim said in a press release today. “It is heartbreaking to see children around the age of three weigh as little as a newborn child in Norway. We have to do everything we can so that this will not happen again.”
Tove Wang (Save the Children Norway) said, “It is totally unacceptable and an infringement of human rights that children and their families starve to death. The world’s leaders knows what needs to be done in order to end situations of extreme hunger. Save the Children are pleased to see that Norway and Kenya support the charter. They should take the lead on this and gather the leaders of the world in order to make extreme hunger a part of history. “