The Global Food Crisis shows no signs of abating in 2023. By the end of 2022, a record 349 million people across 79 countries were facing acute food insecurity. Almost half are children.
Hunger shatters children’s lives and robs them of their childhood: children cannot play when they are hungry. They cannot learn, cannot dream and simply cannot be a child. Because of hunger, they often suffer from life-threatening malnutrition. This damages not only their physical growth, but also their cognitive development. Their immune systems are also severely weakened.
But there is hope – thanks to compassionate people like you. By acting together, we can, for example, provide medical care for children or train health workers to detect and treat malnutrition. Your invaluable help also enables us to distribute food parcels to families or provide school meals so that children can enjoy a balanced diet while they study.