SUDAN WATCH: U.N. WFP: Walk the World June 12 - Play free video game

Sunday, May 15, 2005

U.N. WFP: Walk the World June 12 - Play free video game

Take the first step right now. Click here to feed one child for one day, then see the Walk the World events near you.

For every person who clicks above, TNT Global Express, Logistics & Mail will sponsor the cost of feeding one child for one day through the United Nations World Food Programme's Global School Feeding campaign.

Note, their blog says, as of 21:00 GMT today, 2345 children will be fed for a day through visitors clicking into the site.
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Fight Hunger: find a walk near you

"Fight Hunger: Walk the World" is a global annual event to raise the awareness and the funds needed to help end child hunger.

Last year, 40,000 people walked on 20 June in over 70 countries, and raised enough money to fund school meals for over 30,000 school children in developing countries.

Join the U.N. World Food Programme on Sunday June 12, 2005 as they 'walk the world' in 24 hours and across 24 time zones.

Visit to find a walk near you - or start one.

Right now, there are 213 "Fight Hunger: Walk the World" events in 71 countries.

[If I were well enough, I'd participate. I used to be a rambler and have many fond memories of great walks along the south west coast of England. If anybody goes on a walk June 12, as a result of reading this post, please let me know and I will write about it here. It would make me feel like I'd virtually participated.]
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WFP launches "Food Force" - the first humanitarian video game

WFP unveils a children's video game with a difference - teaching kids how to get food fast to the site of a humanitarian crisis.

Food Force video game

Rome, 4 May 2005 - Food Force, the free educational video game launched by WFP last month, continues to spark strong demand and positive feedback from both children and teachers alike.

The game, which aims to teach kids about the issue of global hunger, has already been downloaded 750,000 times, and players around the world have been posting their comments at

Play the video game, learn about food aid

Food Force video game using PC or Mac, is available as a free internet download from



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