evidence-based blog of Filippo Dibari

WFP: Nine Infographics That Will Help You Teach Hunger

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on July 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

from WFP web site

Between the statistics and vocabulary often used to describe it, teachers know the scale of global hunger can be a challenge to help students understand. These nine “infographics”—visual aids explaining complicated topics


Use when teaching hunger-related vocabulary: You’ve heard the term food insecurity, but do you know what it actually means for someone to be considered food insecure? This infographic from Oxfam America explains the difference between food insecurity, famine and other frequently confused hunger-related words.

See it in detail here.

Use when teaching about WFP: The World Food Programme reaches an average of 80 million people in 75 countries each year. To do so, we put 5,000 trucks, 50 aircrafts and 30 ships in motion around the globe at any given time to get food assistance to those who need it. Numbers this large can be difficult to put into perspective. This infographic breaks down WFP’s work, explaining what it means to feed millions around the world each year.

See it in detail here.

Use when teaching about the Syria crisis: Throughout the Syria crisis, which has just entered its fifth year, WFP has been a lifeline to nearly 6 million people through food assistance, food vouchers and e-cards. This infographic breaks down the current needs and WFP’s response as the emergency situation has deteriorated.

See it in detail here.

Use when teaching about the link between hunger and natural disaster: Did you know that 80 percent of the world’s hungry live in disaster-prone and degraded areas? This infographic breaks down the importance of resilience building in reaching a world with Zero Hunger.

See it in detail here.

Use when teaching the impact of hunger and malnutrition: There are 805 million hungry people in the world. In this infographic, the Food and Agriculture Organization breaks down what that number means and what the world must do to overcome it.

See it in detail here.

Use when explaining how the world is fighting hunger: Poverty is one of the major causes of hunger, so people experiencing poverty have the fewest resources to build resilience to natural disasters. The infographic from U.S. Agency for International Development explains how investments in certain initiatives can help to prevent hunger among the most vulnerable.

See it in detail here.

Teaching about maternal and child nutrition: Nutrition for mothers and children is a priority for WFP. This infographic from 1,000 Days explains why this area is such a priority.

See it in detail here.

Teaching about agricultural impact on hunger: It may seem obvious, but food production must increase to meet the needs of a growing population. This USAID infographic explains the critical role of agriculture in meeting the food needs of people around the world.

See it in detail here.

Teaching about the health effects of hunger in children: Hunger can lead to serious health problems in children, including wasting and stunting. What else can it mean? This Feeding America infographic breaks it down.

Learn more here.

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