Did you know you can help stop hunger?
MANILA, Philippines - Out of the 7 billion people who populate the earth, about 842 million suffer from chronic hunger. That is 1 in 8 people, according to the 2013 Food and Agriculture Organization report on the State of Food Insecurity in the world.
The majority of the hungry population live in developing countries where conditions of conflict, natural disasters, climate change, and poverty contribute to the persistence of hunger.
Although great strides have been made in reducing the billion hungry people in 1990-1992 by 200 million over two decades later, the rate of progress around the world still varies from region to region.
The MIllennium Development Goals seek to halve the number of hungry people from 1990 to 2015. This means working harder to further bring down the 842 million hungry to about 500 million in 2015. It also requires immediate attention and the involvement of many.
The common misconception about hunger is that it persists because there is not enough food and resources to feed the world. But there are adequate resources to go around and feed the hungry.
According to the World Food Programme, hunger is the world’s "most solvable problem." The problem merely lies in access and the need to move towards more sustainable, fair, and efficient food systems.
By simply watching and sharing this short animation you're already one step closer to helping create greater awareness about, and calling attention to, hunger. Spark the conversation and engage because together we can help stop hunger.
Animation by Tom Estrera III and voice by Patricia Evangelista.
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