Remember the commercials that came on every Sunday morning, showing the faces of many adults and children that were starving and did not have anything to eat, or even a place to sleep at night? All over the world there are people who are starving and in need of food and shelter. The World Food Programme (WFP) has made it a goal to fight the hunger worldwide. WFP is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. The program is funded entirely by voluntary donations. Many stories of adults and children all across the world who go to bed hungry can be seen on WFP’s twitter account. The issue of hunger and poverty is very prominent in Africa. But to bring it closer to home, Robeson County in North Carolina has been named one of the poorest counties in the United States. Programs like WFP are needed in that area.
With urgent & ambitious climate action, we can ensure #foodsecurity.
According to the graphic in the tweet the method is as follows; 1. Address causes and consequence of climate change. 2. Flexible and predictable funding. 3. Link social protection and adaptation.
The WFP has a strategic plan to ending world hunger. The plan includes four objectives;
- Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies;
- Support food security and nutrition and (re)build livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies;
- Reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs;
- Reduce undernutrition and break the intergenerational cycle of hunger.
In effort to promote the cause, WFP has taken to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, and Google+. WFP is a trending topic. Connecting Robeson County and the WFP could help the community feed those that are homeless or less fortunate. Food insecurity is a big deal.
WTP’s slogan states:
WFP provides food assistance to over 76 million people in 81 countries. This is done by focusing on the most vulnerable situations in developing countries. With poverty comes many things; hunger, homelessness, jobless, food insecurity, and more. Due to the prominent issue of poverty and hunger in Robeson County, there are many different services that are provided to help those who are in need. The World Food Programme should be added to that list.
Check out this infographic I created with hunger statistics: