Nearly one billion people around the world are faced with hunger and malnutrition, and soaring food prices have made the situation worse. The World Food Programme campaign, World Hunger Relief, uses Facebook, MySpace and YouTube to show videos, mobilize discussion and fundraise on behalf of hungry children worldwide.
The recent financial downturn has had an effect on people throughout the world. However, crashing stock markets in the industrialized world have had a particularly detrimental effect on those already suffering in the developing world. Tomorrow is Blog Action Day, where bloggers will raise awareness about poverty. One organization is using multiple digital tools to fight hunger among the world’s children.