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Food Force

Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan and has been produced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency.

The downloadable game is comprised of 6 mini-games or “missions”, which take young players from an initial crisis assessment through to delivery and distribution of food aid, with each sequential mission addressing a particular aspect of this challenging process.

The basic themes that are demonstrated through playing the game are:
  • What is hunger and who are the hungry?
  • Why are people hungry and malnourished?
  • What can we do to help end hunger?

Though designed for children aged 8 - 13, the game can appeal to a variety of ages and each mission's gameplay is unique in order to increase that appeal. The idea of the game is to motivate young people to become actively involved in the fight against hunger and to work together to free the world of hunger.

Food Force follows on from the WFPs successful Free Rice game, where by answering some vocabulary questions correctly, you donated rice.

To find out more about the work of the World Food Programme and ways in which you can help, you can visit their site.

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