On July 20, 2011, the United Nations officially declared the crisis in the Horn of Africa (encompassing the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Uganda) as a famine. Tens of thousands have died. The conditions that qualify this situation as a famine are the following: 2 adults or 4 children are dying of hunger daily and 30% of the population is acutely malnourished. This famine was brought about by excessive drought along with failed crop seasons, the 20-year civil war in Somalia and rising food and fuel prices worldwide.
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It may be hard to digest, and it may be hard to believe, but hunger is responsible for a third of all deaths in children under the age of five in the developing world, and that list includes the Philippines. Interestingly, it only costs United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ₱10 to provide a nutritious meal to a child at school! And now, here’s our chance to lend a hand with WFP’s global awareness and fundraising event called “End Hunger: Walk the World.”
End Hunger: Walk the World is an annual event to raise money and awareness for WFP’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition. The walk is a 24-hour relay with participants in each of the world’s time zones walking five kilometers. It begins in Auckland, New Zealand and finishes in Samoa. In the Philippines, Walk the World Isang Hakbang Pilipinas will be held on Sunday, June 06, 2010, from 5AM to 10AM at the Bonifacio Global City, City of Taguig.
Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 is a call to take one single step as one nation to help end hunger in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. 15,000 walkers and runners are expected to converge and declare a pledge of commitment to help end hunger in the Philippines. It only costs 10 Pesos to give a Filipino child a nutritious school meal, give them health, education and hope for a better future. Join END HUNGER: WALK THE WORLD Isang Hakbang, Pilipinas 2010 today and make a difference!
When: June 06, 2010
Where: Bonifacio Global City
Distances: 1K Walk, 5K Run
Registration: P250 inclusive of a race packet with a route map, instructions, a Certificate of Donation and the exclusive END HUNGER: WALK THE WORLD PILIPINAS 2010 T-shirt. Download the registration form here (also available at registration sites) for individual registration. For groups of 10 or more participants may call their hotline at 09065868196 and look for Carlo or Jinky for assistance with your forms, pick–up payment and delivery of race packets. You may submit your registration forms to the following sites:
Bonifacio High Street
|The North Face
SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 4, Shangri-la Mall, SM Megamall Bldg. A, SM North Edsa Annex
Res Toe Run
The Travel Club
Can’t run? Why not walk? “End Hunger: Walk the World” is an annual event to raise money and awareness for World Food Programme’s efforts to fight child hunger and malnutrition. The Walk is a joint effort of WFP and its corporate partners, led by TNT, Unilever, and DSM. Employees from these companies walk with WFP Goodwill Ambassadors, staff, and beneficiaries as well as government and NGO partners to show their solidarity in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.
Walk the World 2009 will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009 in more than 80 countries. In the Philippines this would be held along Roxas Blvd. with assembly areas on KM 0 (Rizal Monument in Rizal Park) and PICC Grounds. The walk will converge on Rajah Sulayman Park (in front of Malate church) where a program is to be held. Note that this is not a race!
When: Sunday, June 07, 2009, 6AM to 10AM
Where: Roxas Blvd., Manila
- KM 0 (Rizal Monument in Rizal Park)
- PICC Grounds
Where: ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Inclusions: Shirt, bandana, and certificate of donation
For more details visit the following websites: