We are calling on you to take action in the days running up to World Food Day. Each day counting down to October 16, we will issue a daily challenge as part of our A Billion for a Billion campaign and the ONE Campus Challenge.
Every day World Food Programme staff negotiates deserts, swamps, jungles, and warzones — some of the most challenging terrain on the planet — getting food to the world’s hungriest. And even when our staff members are not risking their lives travelling, work as an aid worker can be dangerous.
On Monday, October 5, five of our staff were killed and several injured after what police called a suicide bomb attack at our office in Islamabad, Pakistan. This post and today’s action is dedicated to them, and the 12 other WFP employees who lost their lives in 2009 on the front lines in the fight against hunger.
On the Road is a video blog from the field, where our aid workers can talk to us about the world they see in their daily fight against hunger.
On the Road: Pakistan follows our staff during a time of conflict, where they experience how the displaced cope with their situation (particularly as a female who has lost her male family members in an Islamic state).
Action: Share this video post on your social networks, and help spread the word about the often dangerous work our staff wake up to every day.
Please feel free to also leave your thoughts, support and responses in the comment section of On the Road: Kenya.
The World Food Day Action Countdown is the result of a joined initiative between the Billion for a Billioncampaign (calling for the online billion ot help the hungry billion) and the ONE Campus Challenge (that invites university students to take part in the fight against hunger for credits).