How Do You Plan To Feed 50 Million Global Refugees?

How Do You Plan To Feed 50 Million Global Refugees?

by Sangeeta Haindl
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Read how the @WFP supplies more than 80 million people with critical food assistance annually- via @Justmeans

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 4:00pm



What’s been happening in Syria has been high-level news for some time. It’s estimated that almost three million people have fled across Syria's borders to escape the gory civil war that has engulfed the nation. The daily flow of men, women and children has become one of the largest forced migrations since World War II. For the first time since then, more than 50 million people worldwide are now living in refugee camps in countries outside their own or are on the run due to conflict.

Millions more continue to live in violent communities around the world, barely surviving. The job to understand the needs of these millions of people in crisis is enormous, especially as humanitarian organisations are working with limited budgets. Plus, the violence hinders the ability of aid groups to access even the most basic information, such as what food refugees have to eat and how much there is left.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on social innovation, social enterprise, and social entrepreneurs. She is the owner of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer, and Futurist. She enjoys helping others, paying it forward, and being a mum.