MAY 28, 2017

 World Hunger Day




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Hidden Causes of Hunger

THIS WORLD HUNGER DAY, WE EXPLORE THE CAUSES OF CHRONIC HUNGER

Chronic hunger is a silent symptom of poverty and social inequities such as child marriage, climate change, lack of women’s empowerment, lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and lack of education and literacy. This World Hunger Day, we champion efforts to overcome these challenges with sustainable, gender-focused strategies that empower people to make significant progress in overcoming hunger.

World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.


More than 795 million people in the world do not have enough food. 

Join us on World Hunger Day to make a difference in the poorest communities. 


THE FACTS

795 million

DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT

60% 

of the world's hungry are women


98%

OF THE WORLD'S UNDERNOURISHED LIVE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Hunger kills more than

AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis COMBINED

WHAT YOU CAN DO

 

Invest now in the sustainable end of world hunger. 

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Join the Global Conversation

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Join the NO SUGAR CHALLENGE

In solidarity with the 795 million people living below the poverty line, The Hunger Project-UK has launched the No Sugar Challenge! For one week, no sugar, no treats. Take the plunge & commit yourself now. Your fundraising will support The Hunger Project’s work ending hunger in communities worldwide

LEARN MORE

SUSTAINABLY ENDING HUNGER


At The Hunger Project, we believe ending hunger is possible when we empower people to become agents of change, lifting themselves--and their communities-- out of hunger andpoverty for the long term. 

The solution to hunger is not about hand-outs and a top-down approach, but a bottom-up approach that starts with women, works with local government and mobilizes communities to take self-reliant actions. Learn more


MEET THE CHANGEMAKERS WHO ARE ENDING HUNGER

Elisabeth Obubuafo is a shining example of an empowered woman, running multiple businesses, sending her children to school and providing food for her community. It was not always this way. Read her story

Koushalya is an elected representative in her village, and has found a solution to ensure food security in her community. Read her story

Displaying leadership, Mercedes becomes president of her cooperative. Read her story. 

“Now I do not pass the night without food and my other family members can eat full meals at night…nights without food are gone from our lives, we are happy.” Read Rejey's story. 






Thank you to all companies, schools and groups supporting World Hunger Day this year. 

For partnerships and press enquiries in the UK, email niki.psarias@thp.org and in the US, email jenna.recuber@thp.org.




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