Professional Football against Hunger: Match Day highlights

Apr 2012

Highlights from the third and biggest-ever Match Day Against Hunger (31st March - 2nd April), part of the "Professional Football Against Hunger" campaign promoted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and the European Commission.

The message of this year's campaign is that action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster in the Sahel region of Africa, where a food and nutrition crisis caused by drought, chronic poverty, high food prices, displacement and conflict is affecting millions of people.

By the time the last match was played on 2nd April, the campaign's message had swept across the continent from Glasgow to Vienna and from Málaga to Novosibirsk, involving 300 professional football clubs in 20 leagues throughout 16 European countries, reaching millions of football fans.