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ShareTheMeal: help feed hungry children with this new app

By Steph Dye

YouGov research has found that only 11 percent of British people would take in a refugee, but what if there was a way to give a Syrian refugee child a nourishing meal with just the click of a button? ShareTheMeal is a new app launched by the World Food Programme (WFP) that enables users to donate as little as 35p, providing a child affected by the conflict in Syria with vital nutrition for the day. It's thought there as many as 20 times the number of smartphone users as there are hungry children in the world, so the possibilities are huge: a month-long test of the app in Austria, Switzerland and Germany provided more than 1.7 million meals for school children in Lesotho in southern Africa.The free app is available now, takes 30 seconds to set up and you’ll even get an update on how your contribution helped. So stop taking food selfies and put your phone to good use.

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