𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 – 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 ‘𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗰’!
Our very own Dr. Marc Aguirre, country Director for HOPE worldwide South Africa, was interviewed by eNCA news today to raise awareness for World Food Day.
The UN has warned that an additional 130 million people will be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa was already bordering on a hunger crisis with over 500 000 households, comprising of children 5 years and younger, suffering from hunger. A recent UN report indicated that Covid-19 has reversed decades of progress on poverty. We are on the brink of a ‘hunger pandemic’!
“South Africa’s hunger crisis is everyone’s problem!” says Aguirre. “All players in the economy have a role to play – the consumer, NGO, big corporate, small business, and government can make a big difference if we tackle this together. There needs to be a focus on facilitating human potential to build livelihood strategies and so a focus on education is key. There also needs to be a strong focus on elevating school nutrition programmes not only to alleviate hunger but to deliver essential micronutrients and even mitigate household food insecurity.”
We have a goal of getting an additional 2020 Food Parcels before the end of 2020! To get involved, you can make a donation at https://hopeworldwidesa.org/donate-now/