A lot? A little? Nothing at all? The World Food Programme (WFP) challenges you to test your hunger IQ and help feed a child in the process! For every submitted quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor.
Don’t forget that if you are in a position to donate, the WFP’s latest operation is to provide relief to the victims of typhoon Haiyan and can use every dollar of assistance. Latest news on their logistical challenge can be found here. Essentially, the destruction of roads and other infrastructure makes reaching the victims really difficult; add to that that even before the typhoon landed the WFP was providing food assistance to 1.2 million Filipinos within the scope of their regular operations, 173,000 victims of the Bohol earthquake and 18,000 people displaced by fighting in Zamboanga. The organization’s first line of response was to organize logistical pipelines to distribute high-energy biscuits to keep people’s energy levels up in the first phase of the emergency. Right now, they have 44 tons of High Energy Biscuits (HEBs) in Manila, enough to feed 120,000 people for a day. Their first-phase allocation total is 200 tons of biscuits, so another 160 tons are expected to arrive in the next days. Yet, this is only a drop in the bucket when compared to the need – an estimated 4.5 million people are affected by the disaster, with around half a million displaced and at least 2.5 million in need of food assistance.
Please consider donating here! If you are American, they also provide an option for tax-deductible donations.
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