AFC Anti-Hunger Campaign to Return in September

By Community | July 26, 2012

The Asian Football against Hunger Campaign will return to the stadiums of Asia during the AFC Champions League knockout stage to support the fight against hunger in Asia.

The campaign is a joint campaign between the AFC and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and work with world leaders and governments to tackle the issue.

This year’s campaign will take place from September to November 2012 during the ACL knockout stage, order during which, medicine AFC will be working with the eight participating clubs- Ulsan Hyundai, Foolad Sepahan, Guangzhou Evergrande, Adelaide United, Al Ahli, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad and Bunyodkor- across six nations in Asia to dedicate their matches to this campaign.

“The AFC has a rich and proud history of supporting noble causes and our focus will be on making the Asian Football against Hunger Campaign a great success,” said Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific.

“It’s fantastic that the AFC, the clubs and the players have decided to stand up and use that power.

“They can do so much to raise awareness, stir political will, and bring much needed resources to help the hungry in Asia, where more than half of the world’s hungry live.”

The funds raised in the 2011 campaign are being used to finance 42 hunger-combatting community projects in Asia.{jcomments on}