Today was the annual “World Food Day” sponsored by the United Nations. This short list is a bit late, but the resources will be useful for any study of hunger issues and will be around for next year, too.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day:
Here’s the North American site for World Food Day.
ESL Holiday Lessons has a good series of activities about the day.
The UN has a number of other accessible graphics on hunger issues.
Global hunger worsening, warns UN is from the BBC and includes maps and graphics.
Here are some simple questions and answers from the UN on hunger issues.
The Associated Press has an interactive on The Struggle Against Global Hunger.
World Hunger is a good infographic.
Seat At The Table is an online video game from Oxfam about hunger issues.
The UN Food Programme has a simple quiz on world hunger on its website. What makes it stand-out, though, is what happens if you take it: “For every person who takes this short hunger quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor to WFP.”
Starved For Attention is an impressive site sponsored by Doctors Without Borders. With video stories and other multimedia, it brings attention to malnutrition around the world.
Global food crisis – interactive is from The Guardian.
The “Food price volatility map” is an excellent interactive infographic from Oxfam. This is how it describes itself:
Oxfam’s new interactive map shows how poor communities across the world are being hurt by high and volatile food prices. This ‘food price pressure points map’ provides a global snapshot of the impacts of the global food price crisis.
World Food Day: Addressing Hunger Around the Globe is from The New York Times Learning Network.
Global Hunger Index is an interactive map
Feeding Asia is a Wall Street Journal interactive.
World Food Day USA has a number of resources.
The Right To Food is an interactive about hunger in different countries around the world.
The Food Index comes from Oxfam. Here’s how they describe it:
Explore our interactive snapshot of 125 countries showing the best and worst places in the world to eat, and the challenges people face getting enough of the right food.
You can also read an article about it in The New York Times.
Here are some great resources (be sure to also look at the comments):
The PBS News Hour has collaborated with the U.N. World Food Programme to create some terrific resources for World Food Day on October 16th. I’m very impressed with what they come up with, including all their multimedia resources.
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