Number of hungry people globally increases to 815m – United Nations (2017)
FEED A CHILD INITIATIVE (FACI)
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the City of Ibadan, the Panacea Project in partnership with One Voice Initiative For Women and Children Emancipation (OVIWCE), University of Ibadan Medical Students Association (UIMSA), PENDICALS and other renowned Organisations will aim to feed an estimated 500 Young displaced, stranded and homeless Children in the Mokola Area of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
World hunger is rising after many years of decline, according to a report by the United Nations, 815 million people did not have enough to eat in 2016, up from 777 million in 2015.
According to The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World, global hunger numbers fell steadily from 926 million in 2005 to 795 million in 2010, and broadly stabilised until last year’s “worrisome” jump.
In terms of percentages, the share of the global population facing chronic food shortages has fallen from just under 15% in 2000 to a low of 10.6% in 2015. The food shortage increased to 11 per cent in 2016.
One of United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), SDG2 is to End Hunger before 2030 and with Organisations such as the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) at the helm of affairs, it is necessary for Civic Society Organisations and Non-Profits to join the cause towards actualizing this Global Goal.
This project takes Malnutrition and Food Security into cognizance, hence production and packaging of consumables to be handed out to children will be properly tested, verified to be satisfactory and certified before distribution.
The Head of the Panacea Project Team, Mr Folajimi Adesanya is a Medical Student from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. With her partners and commited Volunteers, the Children of Mokola Area of Ibadan should be rest assured of a loving and peaceful atmosphere during the “Feed A Child Initiative’ Project on the 9th of June, 2018.
On behalf of our Founder, Directors, Members anf Volunteers, we are excited to be part of this project.
Olayinka Joseph ADEBAJO
Director of Programmes,
One Voice Initiative For Women and Children Emancipation (OVIWCE)