About World Hunger Day
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 to the more than 820 million people living in chronic hunger”, The Hunger Project states.
“On World Hunger Day – and every day – we ask the world to come together with a shared goal of realising healthy, fulfilling lives of self-reliance and dignity for all people,” the company explains.
The website for World Hunger Day includes several statistics about the way in which hunger affects vulnerable communities around the world.
These include the fact that 60 per cent of the world’s population suffering from hunger is women; 98 per cent of the world’s undernourished live in developing countries and that “hunger kills more than Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined”.
“Hunger is not just about food,” the initiative’s website outlines.
“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.Find out more