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DFID: Hunger Event at 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sun, 2012-08-12
London, UK
Hosting organization: 
DFID (Department for International Development)

Global Hunger Event at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
12 August 2012

As the Olympics close, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on the world to take action to drastically reduce the number of children suffering from malnutrition before the next Olympic Games in 2016. A central part of London’s successful bid for the Games has been the legacy it will create for Britain—reinvigorating one of the poorest parts of the country and inspiring a whole generation of young people. DFID hopes its Global Hunger Event on the closing day of the Games will mean that London 2012 also has a lasting legacy for millions more children around the world by improving their nutrition and giving them the opportunity to fulfill their potential too. A new global target to reduce the number of stunted children by 70 million by 2025 has been agreed by the World Health Assembly.