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World Hunger Day 2024: History, significance and sustainable solutions

World Hunger Day 2024: History, significance and sustainable solutions

World Hunger Day 2024: History, significance and sustainable solutions

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May 28, 2024: On May 28th, the world unites for World Hunger Day. This day raises awareness about the urgent issue of global hunger. 

World Hunger Day

It’s time to acknowledge the millions suffering from malnutrition and the need for sustainable solutions to end hunger for good.


In 2011, The Hunger Project, a global organisation dedicated to ending hunger and poverty, established World Hunger Day as a yearly event. This day serves as a platform to advocate for sustainable solutions that address the root causes of hunger, promote food security, and empower communities.

Theme for 2024:

The theme for World Hunger Day 2024 is "Thriving Mothers, Thriving World." This theme underscores the critical role that women play in ensuring food security for their families and communities. According to the UN, over 1 billion women and adolescent girls experience malnutrition, a condition with devastating consequences for both mothers and their children. By investing in women’s health, education, and economic opportunities, we can break the cycle of hunger and create a future where all can thrive.


World Hunger Day is a call to action for everyone. We can all play a part in ending hunger by supporting organisations working on the ground, advocating for policies that promote food security, and making informed choices about the food we consume. Together, we can build a world where everyone has access to the nutritious food they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Sustainable Solutions:

Agricultural Development: Supporting small-scale farmers with resources and training.

Education: ensuring access to quality education to break the cycle of poverty.

Healthcare: Improving healthcare services to reduce hunger-related illnesses.

Economic Empowerment: Creating job opportunities and supporting entrepreneurship in impoverished regions.

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