There is a crisis in the Central African Republic that has rapidly unfolded over the past several months. About 1.6 million people need urgent food assistance, a number that’s more than double the estimated level just over a year ago. Here are some of WFP’s tools to help teach your classes about this humanitarian catastrophe.
This week marks the start of a fourth year in the crisis in Syria, meaning millions of men, women and children have endured three full years worrying daily about getting enough to eat. To introduce this ongoing humanitarian crisis to your students, WFP has several resources to start with.
When it comes to teaching about world hunger in your classroom, one challenge is how exactly hunger will fit into your existing curriculum. At the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio, US, students can use their campus activities and “service learning” courses to fight hunger and learn more about it.
WFP begins the new year in the difficult position of managing three large-scale hunger emergencies simultaneously, in addition to the much-reported-on crisis in the Philippines. These emergencies provide a major challenge for WFP, as each country is in urgent need of food. In the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria longstanding unstable hunger situations have been exacerbated by new conflict and violence.