Marchers gear up to start walking in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Copyright: WFP/Rodrigo Belentani
Tens of thousands of people across the globe joined WFP and its major corporate partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM last weekend in a walk to raise awareness and money to feed hungry school children. The event, now in its eighth year, took place in 70 countries. Get updates
ROME -- Walk the World took place across all 24 time zones of the globe, beginning in Australia and ending in Samoa, taking in more than 70 countries. Thousands of people took to the streets in locations from the Philippines to Malawi, Portugal to the Netherlands. For the first time this year, a walk also took place in Iraq.
Get the latest on the different walks around the world at the Walk the World website
World Cup soccer star Kaka supports Walk the World.
Soccer legend and WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Kaka’ also supported Walk the World by calling attention to world hunger from South Africa where he is preparing for the FIFA World Cup.
“What if the world's next soccer star never makes it to the pitch, because hunger weakened his body and stole his future?” Kaka asked. “I believe that hunger is unacceptable - that's why I support WFP.”
Hunger and malnutrition are the biggest threats to global health worldwide, causing one third of all deaths of children under the age of five in developing countries.
WFP and its partners are taking action on this issue and would like to thank everyone who helped take a first step towards ending hunger by joining Walk the World.
It costs WFP just 20 Euro cents (USD 25¢) to provide a nutritious meal to a child at school. School feeding programmes also give parents an extra incentive to keep their children in school, and help to lay a healthy foundation for a better future for the young.
What we're walking for
Every year, WFP provides nutritious school meals to over 20 million poor children around the world. Find out more about how this food is helping to change their lives.