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 www.food-force.com.
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.
Pilot a helicopter over a crisis zone in Sheylan to locate the hungry.
Within your budget, create a good balanced diet for the local population in Sheylan.
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.
Guide a convoy of trucks safely to a WFP feeding centre in Sheylan.
Distribute food aid within a Sheylanese community to help the residents rebuild their homes.
Start playing today and educate yourself on world hunger.