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End World Hunger

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THE STORY:

World Hunger

One in seven people in the World today do not get enough food. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

925 million people do not have enough to eat. Yes, close to a billion. Women make up over 60 percent of the world’s hungry. 65 percent of the world's hungry live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is continually responding to emergencies. They save lives by getting food to the hungry fast, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, it uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

WFP does food security analysis using VAM (Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) carried out by 120 analysts around the world to identify who needs food the most. When the areas needing food are not accessible by road, rail or river an emergency may require a cargo drop from aircraft or a helicopter airlift. Locally engaged porters, as well as teams of elephants, yak, donkeys and camels are also used when necessary.

Another key element are the UN Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD) run by WFP known for storage, emergency supplies and support equipment. The network consists of five strategically placed hubs, located in Ghana, UAE, Malaysia, Panama and Italy.

UN agencies like the World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef are funded entirely through voluntary contributions. Earlier this year in Yemen, the WFP was forced to cut food rations in half for 250,000 internally displaced people because it could not raise $24m for its programme there.

In Chad and Niger, the combination of poor harvest and flash flooding had put 8 million people at risk of starving to death this summer. A shortage of funding though, meant that the WFP had to scale back an $87m plan to feed this population, and instead focus only on children under two years old. There is simply not enough money to feed every three year old who required food assistance.

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http://www.wfp.org/our-work
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/sep/13/international-aid-and-development-unitednations
http://twitter.com/wfp_media

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  • Bala Kolluru

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  • Bala Kolluru

    $10

  • Jasmin Henke

    $15

  • Laura Varrone

    $10

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  • Brenda Cotnoir

    $11

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  • Carlo Garcia

    $23

  • Rachel Salhi

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Jasmin Henke

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