Food distribution project

Practical solutions to world hunger

The right to proper nutrition is most emphatically proclaimed in the UN’s 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. Under the Convention, virtually every government in the world recognizes the right of all children to the highest attainable standard of health, specifically including the right to good nutrition.

Hunger in a world of plenty

The theme for the large international gathering at the United Nations World Food Summit in Rome in 1996 was “Hunger in a world of plenty.” United Nations representatives and non-government organizations (NGOs) from around the world met to discuss ways to solve this global crisis, which continues to escalate and challenge the conscience and sustainability of humankind in the 21st century.

World hunger is a grave problem; we have shown just a glimpse of this escalating human tragedy. The compelling truth is this: never before in human history has such a large percentage of our species—nearly 20 percent—been malnourished. Each year, between 40 million and 60 million people around the world die from hunger and related diseases. Sadly, the toll is heaviest on the world’s children.

In Nigeria it is estimated that 40 million people go hungry every year. Nearly one-third of the population will not live beyond the age of 45. In order to take small steps towards alleviating this problem, Action Charity Trust has organized the regular distribution of free, nutritious, vegetarian food for different communities in Nigeria. In Lagos, Action Charity Trust has partnered with the Gauranga Foundation and give free food to the needy three times a week. This program has been going on for over a decade.

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