World Hunger Day 2020
The World Hunger Project says that today there are 821.6 million people who are chronically undernourished. This is more than 785 million in 2015, although still down from about 950 million in 2005. For more information on the rising rate of global undernutrition, see our response to the 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.
99% of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries. Women and girls make up 60 percent of the world’s hungry.
On May 28th 2020 (World Hunger Day) 4.30 pm BST we had a conversation with Vidya Balan, Actor and Philanthropist as the lead speaker. Dr Anant Jani, Nutritionist & Hon. Fellow, Oxford University & Dr Jaideep Prabhu, Nehru Professor of Business, Cambridge University along with Bhawani Singh Shekhawat, CEO, Akshaya Patra UK on food security during & beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation: The foundation runs the world's largest mid-day meal programme for nearly 2 million children every single day. During the COVID PANDEMIC: The foundation has served nearly 6 crore meals to the migrant labour, vulnerable children and families since the lockdown in India. In the UK, since the lockdown, the charity has served over 75,000 meals to the vulnerable and senior citizens.
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