New classroom activity - "Where in the World?"

Do you know how hunger affects a particular country, region, or continent?  With the geography-themed series, "Where in the World?," students will learn just that.

Through research and the application of mapping skills, students will gain an understanding of the problems of hunger and poverty around the world, the strategies being employed to combat the effects of these problems, and the efforts being made to create sustainable solutions.

Join us on an adventure through Africa and South America and see where in the world you end up!  More regions to come...

The international community

The international community closes its eyes to the misery: Only 5 of the 22 OECD countries meet the target of 0.7 percent of GDP for development aid and is not including any member of the G-8

The latest annual report of the FAO, the UN agency Food and Agriculture, is blunt: Hunger passes bill to a total of 852 million people in the world, and also die each year about 5 million children due to lack of food. The report also notes that this is a serious economic loss to the industrialized countries that seem to close their eyes. As Oxfam report Intermón, only 5 of the 22 countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met with a commitment to devote 0.7 percent of their GDP for development aid. These countries did not appear any members of the G-8 (United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Russia).

According to notes the 2004 report on The State of Food Insecurity in the World of FAO, the 852 million hungry people, 815 are from developing countries like India (221), sub-Saharan Africa (204), Asia Pacific (156), China (142), Latin America and Caribbean (53), and the Middle East and North Africa (39), 28 million people are from countries in transition and 9 million are from industrialized countries. In addition, 20 million babies born each year with low weight because of the problems of hunger, which they condemned in the case of survival, suffering and aftermath physical or mental defects that affect their ability to produce.