He quotes 13.000 children a day dying of hunger related causes. Add to that another couple of tens of thousands dying of other causes, like easily curable diseases, as well as huge number of adults and it quickly adds up.
Wonder how many lives the members of Congress could have saved if they'd just donated the money their little meddling session cost in transport to get them to and from their little meddling session - surely far more than one.
So the obvious question is whether they care about lives or about votes. I know what I'd place my bet on.