A new report, released today in celebration of World Food Day, challenges conventional thinking on food assistance and proposes innovative approaches that could feed the hundreds of millions of children who go to bed hungry each night.
The report, “Telling Our Stories: Leveraging food assistance for a hunger-free world”, by the humanitarian organisation World Vision, reveals that while food assistance plays a critical life-saving role in emergencies, it’s not a long-term solution to hunger. According to World Vision, to achieve a long-term solution, food distributions need to be coupled with programmes that ensure the hungry are equipped to meet their own food needs long-term.
The report, launched today at the European Parliament in Brussels, is hosted by MEP Julie Ward (S&D). World Vision’s Associate Director for Resilience and Livelihoods, Angeline Munsara, together with key partners from the European Commission will lead the launch event that aims to celebrate the global progress on food security. It also aims to remind EU leaders that more action is needed to reach the Millennium Development Goals – particularly goal one ‘to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger’.