Family Digest 48: ‘Everyone Deserves to Eat’, World Hunger Day by Lois Law

It has been estimated that almost 820 million people in the world don’t have enough food to eat. World Hunger Day is an initiative that was created in 2011 by ‘The Hunger Project’, a non-profit organisation that works towards ending world hunger. The aim of World Hunger Day, which is being observed for its eighth consecutive year, is to raise awareness about those millions of people experiencing chronic hunger. Roughly 60 per cent of the world’s population suffering from hunger are women; 98 per cent of the world’s undernourished live in developing countries; and “hunger kills more than Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined”.[i] Furthermore, “hunger and poverty are inextricably linked to a nexus of issues including healthcare, decent work opportunities, education, social justice, the rights of women and girls, the environment and climate change”.​[ii]



Family Digest 48 ‘Everyone Deserves to Eat’, World Hunger Day by Lois Law