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World Food Programme in Bolivia

Photo credit: World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

“Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome — the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) — as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.

On average, WFP aim to reach more than 90 million people with food assistance in more than 73 countries. Around 15,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.”

World Hunger is an enormous yet preventable problem. Per WFP, there are 870 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life. Hunger and malnutrition are in fact the number one risk to the health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

The World Food Programme is working in Bolivia to provide nutritious meals for children in schools. You can ask a question for the children in Bolivia that will be translated and delivered by Ximena, WFP’s Communications Officer there.

Here is where you can direct your readers to ask a question. Simply click here and send your message.

I asked my question….will you?

2 comments

  1. I just want to remind readers that hunger exists here in the USA also, and they may also want to think of donating food to a local food bank or shelter. Hunger is a problem that should not exist anywhere, and each one of us can take action.

    • So true Angeline! I was sending out some tweets today on the very same subject. It is hard to believe that even in this country we have hunger and poverty but we do. I’m glad that our community is really focused on helping out. We often have food drives and our grocery store just had a winter coat drive in which I dropped off two years of my kids winter coats and snow pants. Once my daughter is in full time school, I plan on attacking more of these issues at home in my community. 🙂 There is a lot of need here especially with education. I read in the paper that only 66% of high school students in Minneapolis Public Schools finish. That is pathetic! But they need help and from early on. Some predications say that by 2nd grade, the grade my son is in now, one is able to predict whether or not a child will make it in school. They need more help with early education and learning! That is the only way to help them out of the poverty cycle.

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