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close this bookTackling Hunger in a World Full of Food: Tasks Ahead for Food Aid (WFP)
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Food aid supports people to attain their human potential
3.1 A second major priority for food aid is to support people at times when food needs are critical, so that they will be better able to attain their human potential. Solving short-term hunger is pre-requisite for longer-term development solutions. It is necessary to break the cycle of hunger that transcends generations. Vulnerable people must be assisted to be more ready to cope with shocks and able to build on opportunities for advancement.