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Fight Hunger is a global initiative, based in Rome, Italy, calling for the end of child hunger by 2015.[1] It is organised by the World Food Programme and its partners, and comprises different activities throughout the year. Fight Hunger is closely linked with the UN Millennium Development Goals, most specifically Goal #1 to halve the number of people suffering from poverty and hunger by 2015. There are 800 million hungry people in the world — half of whom are children. Ending child hunger is one way to achieve this first Goal.

Fight Hunger also claimed that every time a site visitor clicked the Click to Feed a Child link, sponsors donated US$0.19 to the UN World Food Programme, providing one meal to a child.[2][3]

The most significant event of Fight Hunger is Walk the World, a global day of advocacy and fundraising. On 21 May 2006, more than 760,000 people walked in 420 locations in 118 different countries to call for the end of child hunger. Walk the World started in 2003[4], and events were also held in 2004 and 2005. The 2007 event is scheduled to occur on May 13.[5]

References

  1. ^ [1] FightHunger About Page
  2. ^ [2] List of Partners
  3. ^ [3] FightHunger FAQ
  4. ^ how it started | FightHunger.org
  5. ^ [4] FightHunger.org

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