World Hunger Day: AIESEC to organise a hunger drive intiative in Mumbai

Through this drive AIESEC aims to reach more than 5000 people

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India has been ranked at the 103rd position among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index, says the latest report by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have "serious levels of hunger".  For a country that is aiming to become a global superpower, this stat doesn’t go down well.

Most of the developing countries and especially India is rattled with key health issues such as undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting and child stunting which are precisely the indicators for the Global Hunger Index. India has slipped down at the 103rd position in 2019 from 100th position in 2017. 14.5% of the Indian population is undernourished which underlines the depth of the crisis in the country which aspires to be a global leader.

 In the light of latest reports and overall health and nourishment issues of the financial capital of India, AIESEC Mumbai has planned a ‘Hunger Drive’ initiative on the occasion of ‘World Food Day’ on 16th of October 2019 in Mumbai where they have aimed to reach more than 5000 people. AIESEC Mumbai has appealed to common ‘Mumbaikars’ to volunteer for this noble cause where they plan to reach out to underprivileged population with the help of 700+ on the ground across the entire city.

AIESEC has partnered with Mad Over Donuts, ‘Zion-the Cultural Festival of SVKM’S Institute of International Studies and number of other organisations to commit their responsibility and contribute to the Zero Hunger, Sustainable Development Goal 2 of the United Nations. AIESEC Mumbai has specially urged youth to take active part in this initiative through volunteering, contribution and communication.

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