(Emergen-c’ing like it’s my JOB right now. Have to be ready for my Tuesday 7 am!)
Today, we stand united with people in South Africa and around the world in mourning the loss of President Nelson Mandela.
President Mandela was a champion against injustice and a true ally in the fight against hunger. His concern was always for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the world, and his words and actions were a motivational force for all of us here at WFP.
In President Mandela’s own words:
Hunger is an issue of social justice and not economics. Our economic approach to food and its distribution reflects our basic moral values. There are relatively poor countries where almost everyone is reasonably fed and richer ones where there is widespread malnutrition. The economic systems in these countries vary. Those who have succeeded have done so because they have made it a priority to end it. Hunger is a moral issue.
WFP has more than 13,000 staff in more than 80 countries who work every day to bring nutritious food to those who are hungry. And we have more than 1.2 million supporters like you who help make that possible.
Together, let’s honour the memory of President Mandela by continuing to carry out our mission of ending hunger, wherever it is found.
To read about one example of the great work President Mandela has inspired, click here.
The World Food Programme (WFP) fights hunger worldwide, saving lives during emergencies while building a better future for the next generation. WFP is funded solely by voluntary donations.
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