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We Can All Help Families Facing Famine

By Genelle Adrien

July 6, 2017

Sharing stories on the ground widely creates crucial momentum and generates real change.

Nigeria. Somalia. South Sudan. Yemen. For the first time in modern history, famine looms in four countries. While the causes of famine in each country are varied and complex, one thing is clear: no family should die of hunger, ever. Organizations like the World Food Programme (WFP) are on the front line of the fight against famine, but they can’t do it alone. WFP is working with governments, other aid organizations, businesses and everyday citizens like you and me to help in the fight. 

Greg Barrow, head of WFP’s London Office and Matthew Winegate, director of the Humanitarian and Public Health Team at Save the Children, joined Mashable’s UK Editor, Anne-Marie Tomchak to talk about the Four Famines, how we got to this point and the work being done to fight famine. This conversation was part of the Families +SocialGood event held last month in Central London. Watch their conversation below.


Bonus: Check out our Facebook Live interview with Greg Barrow. He shares how small actions from everyday citizens can make a difference when it comes to helping families facing famine.


Take Action Challenge

Together we can end hunger. Here are a few ways you can help:

  • #ShareTheMeal: Help give a meal to a child in need with your smartphone. It costs only $0.50 to feed one child for a day. Learn more World Food Programme’s Share the Meal campaign and download the app here
  • Want to learn more about Famine? Visit the World Food Programme’s page on famine for more facts about famine, the latest updates and ways to help. 
  • Want to hear more conversations like this? Watch (or re-watch!) Families +SocialGood

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