Need more be said on why ending child hunger should be achieved in this world?
The fighting in Korea came to an end in 1953 and an armistice was declared. However, the fight against hunger would wage on, as there was tremendous destruction and displacement with which to contend.
There was a long rebuilding process ahead for Korea. In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law the Food for Peace program. South Korea was one of the countries that benefited from this hunger-fighting initiative. CARE brought food and self-help measures to South Korea, including programs aimed at increasing local food production.
By the time of the Kennedy administration, there were two million children in South Korea receiving school meals from Food for Peace. This meant food for both body and mind as school meals increased class performance and attendance.
An international food for peace effort also saw some its earliest work back in Cheju-do during 1966. A food for work project was used for road construction. Workers would be given extra food rations in exchange for working on this key development project. The international food for peace mission was in a trial run at that time. But it is now officially established and known as the United Nations World Food Programme, the largest food aid organization.
Just this year the World Food Programme gave rice to the hungry in the conflict-torn Ivory Coast. One of the donors for this rice was South Korea.
They say the Korean War is the forgotten war. Nothing should ever be forgotten about the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the war, and the humanitarian heroes who saved and changed the lives of a generation.