There are many starving and suffering children right here in the US. I do hate to see anyone suffer regardless of their location. 20% of US children live in poverty. http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html
I've worked with some very malnourished children here, and it's all more common than many people may think. Many other countries are much worse off though and I believe that the US as well as many other wealthy countries can provide some assistance.