May the Force be with you

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new interactive computer game to educate people on world hunger.

by: Food24 | 06 Feb 2008

Hunger is a major threat in a wide range of emergencies, from natural disasters, like the tsunami tragedy in Asia, to man-made crises such as the ongoing civil conflict in Darfur, Sudan.

The WFP hopes to bring the epidemic of world hunger to the fore with this new interactive computer game called

In the game it's up to you to save and rebuild the fictional island of Sheylan with the help of three experts on six missions.

Each mission represents a part of the process of delivering food aid to an area in crisis. The final mission shows you how food aid can help people rebuild their lives in the years following a disaster.


Air surveillance
Pilot a helicopter over a crisis zone in Sheylan to locate the hungry.

Energy pacs
Within your budget, create a good balanced diet for the local population in Sheylan.

Air drop
Drop food from the air if at first you lack cheaper routes into Sheylan.

Locate and dispatch
Buy food and transport it to Sheylan as quickly and cheaply as you can.

Food run
Guide a convoy of trucks safely to a WFP feeding centre in Sheylan.

Future farming
Distribute food aid within a Sheylanese community to help the residents rebuild their homes.

Start playing today and educate yourself on world hunger.

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