WFP efforts end world hunger

By Charlotte MacKay

The number one cause of death in the world is starvation; there are approximately 795 million hungry and undernourished people in the world. The World Food Program (WFP) is a United Nations humanitarian system and largest program fighting worldwide hunger.

“Our goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture,” says Anne Poulsen, Director of the WFP in Copenhagen.

The WFP gets food to where it is needed to support long term development. It reaches over 80 million people in 80 different countries every year.

“We want to create a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life,” says Poulsen.