The United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) based in Rome has launched an educational video game for children aged 8-13, called Food Force. The game takes children to a fictitious island in the Indian Ocean where drought and civil war has brought the population to crisis. The game, made up of six missions, takes players from an initial assessment of the situation to distribution of food aid. It teaches children about hunger, geography, social studies and health. The game can be played at home or used by schools as an educational tool, and it comes with a large amount of educational assistance for teachers wishing to use it in the classroom.

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