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  Game to teach about world hunger
Updated 16 August 2004, 16.15
A scene from the game sees WFP workers organising a food drop
A computer game aimed at teaching kids about world hunger, and how aid agencies fight it, has been developed.

Food Force will get players to complete missions like those in a Sim City type game, such as dropping food parcels into starving areas and helping towns.

It's been created by World Food Programme, part of the UN, and the aim is to show how aid agencies work to help people in disaster hit countries.

Players will be able to compare scores with others on the Food Force website.

The game begins with a short film explaining a crisis in an imaginary country, where people are starving as the result of drought and fighting - two of the main reasons people go hungry.

This UN lorry is trying to deliver food
Players then have to complete a number of missions, lead by a team of World Food Programme (WFP) characters.

The game has been designed for 8 to 13-year-olds, and makers reckon it's going to be a big hit.

It's due out later this year and at first will only be available in the US as a free CD or download from the internet.

Last year WFP helped feed more than 100 million hungry people.

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