A young boy stands among a group of veiled women waiting to receive food aid during a U.N. World Food Program distribution in Kabul in November 2001. “I myself remember the mujahideen’s takeover of Kabul on 27 April 1992,” says Mosadiq. “On 26 April I wore a miniskirt and a sleeveless shirt, but the day after I was terrified to walk outside without being fully covered.”

YEMEN, SANAA : A displaced Yemeni child, who fled Saada province with her family due to fighting between Shiite Huthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, eats bread at a school turned into a shelter in the capital Sanaa on August 19, 2015. The United Nations warned of a “developing famine” in Yemen, where more than half a million children are severely malnourished, and pressed for access to its war-torn regions. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS                        

SOUTH SUDAN. Thonyor. February 25, 2017. Women wait to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Leer state. Famine was declared this week in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation.

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Ending World Hunger is Within Reach

ROME, Italy – Ending world hunger is within reach, according to a statement made Josette Sheeran, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), in the fall of 2010. By U.N. estimates, the cost to end world hunger would be $30 billion dollars annually. This may seem large, but is tiny compared to the $675.8 billion that the US is expected to spend on military defense in 2013. The developed world certainly has the resources to end hunger if these resources are allocated properly…


That’s why this year I’m urging everyone to join me and #PasstheRedCup to help combat hunger. Please join this social challenge and share #PasstheRedCup on your personal social channels to raise awareness of the global hunger issue. Together we can create a movement. What’s more, just by making a small donation, you can help feed a child in need. $5 will help feed 20 children. Every dollar donated on will go directly to benefit WFP and aid those most in need. So, please give today and help make a difference in a child’s life. If you can’t donate, volunteer at a local hunger relief organization in your area.