Yesterday evening the No Hunger Orchestra opened a concert at Expo Milan to raise awareness of the fight against undernutrition in lieu with World Food Day, which is today!
The concert was organised by the European Commission’s humanitarian department, along with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Almost 800 million people are still undernourished, 51 million are children under the age of 5. No Hunger Orchestra plays instruments made from the non-edible parts of food from one part of the world, to communicate what is missing in the other part of the world.
The instruments were created by the European Commission and the NGO Action Against Hunger for World Food day 2013.
The idea is that music is a universal language. More than 150,000 people watched the 2013 concert via online streaming and 752 people created instruments made of non-edible parts of food and uploaded their videos.
In this video, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, presents the orchestra.