A Step Towards Feeding Hungry Schoolchildren

Published on 08 June 2009

To raise awareness and funds to feed schoolchildren worldwide, hundreds of people took part in “End Hunger: Walk The World” event here on Sunday. “About 50 million children go to school hungry everyday,” said Mihoko Tamamura, Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who flagged off the walk on Richmond Road. Ms. Tamamura said that 850 million people were going hungry in early 2000 while the number rose to one billion in 2008. “There are two different issues that we need to deal with primarily — increasing food prices and the current financial crisis,” she said.

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