Remember that bountiful meal that you ate on Christmas day? Are you finalizing the details of the food for your New Year’s Eve party? Well, what if in both scenarios there was no food available? What if everywhere you went to shop: every grocery store, every farmer’s market, every major store chain—the shelves were completely empty? What if your only resource for obtaining food involved waiting for total strangers to be generous enough to give it to you?
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You may be thinking to yourself, “Well that’s just crazy—nothing like that will ever happen.” However, the harsh reality is that it does happen. It is happening all around the world every single day.
This map shows the areas with the highest rates of malnutrition in the Western Hemisphere. Click on the map to get a closer look.
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Hunger affects nearly a billion people worldwide – that’s more than the combined populations of the United States, Canada and the European Union. When you compare it to all of the other stories that get mass attention in the media, the problem of world hunger seems relatively small. But in reality, chronic hunger and malnutrition hinder human development on almost every level: socially, educationally, economically, mentally and physically.
That is why the problems of hunger and malnutrition are so important—because hunger traps people in poverty and hinders people from living the best life possible. Food fuels education. Food fuels free choice. Food fuels economic independence. Food fuels peace.
That is where World Food Programme comes in.
World Food Programme (WFP) is determined to break the cycle of hunger.
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What exactly is World Food Programme? It is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The agency provides food to more than 90 million people a year (58 million of whom are children). Whether it’s rapid response to natural disasters, providing relief to the victims of war or drought, or putting communities to work to solve their own food needs, WFP is there. In fact 90% of WFP’s 10,000 employees work in the field directly assisting those in need.
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The work that WFP does:
World Food Programme is funded entirely by voluntary donations of time, money, and resources – and that is where we come in.
WFP knows that only by everyone working together can lives be saved from hunger, malnutrion, and poverty.
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We our needed. And in 2013, we should answer the call to help.
I would like to encourage you to make supporting World Food Programme in 2013 a part of your goals for the New Year. The agency has many campaigns and tools that you can use to donate throughout the year, and funds that you give will provide meals and nutrition to families worldwide.
Truth: Just one single dollar ($1) feeds four (4) children.
Tonight, close to a billion people will go to sleep hungry. Let’s work together to make a difference and save lives in 2013 and beyond.
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