Most people reading this will never have to feel extreme hunger or the effects of malnutrition. Neither will our friends or families.
Sadly, this is the harsh reality of life for millions of people who do not have access to adequate water or food.
41 million people globally are at imminent risk of famine. Conflicts, climate change, Covid-19 along with compounded economic shocks are driving the increase of hunger globally.
Famine is threatening the lives and very existence of communities all over the world.
Afghanistan has been ravaged by conflict for decades, political insecurity and the third wave of Covid-19 has left millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Now drought has left 14 million people facing a food crisis.
South Sudan is facing a humanitarian crisis coupled with severe food shortages. The country has been struggling to recover from 5 years of conflict that has killed almost 400,000 people, many communities have been displaced from their homes and unable to cultivate the land. With little access to water and food, the situation is getting worse and worse for most of the population.
More than 5 million people in Ethiopia are at risk of famine, over 2 million people have been displaced from their homes, and thousands have died. The level of hunger faced is catastrophic.
Years of conflict, economic decline, and the Covid-19 pandemic has devastated Yemen. 16.2 million people in the country have experienced acute food insecurity this year. Almost 2.3 million children under the age of 5 are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition. 400,000 children could die if they do not receive urgent humanitarian assistance and treatment.
Every single day people are dealing with severe hunger, millions now face widespread famine if nothing is done to help them.
Today you can help. You can help make a difference, you can end someone’s hunger, you can help a family affected by famine.