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.

Thanks to your donation, you are now making a difference for children in need!

828 million

people worldwide do not know how to afford their daily food.

How we help

Medical supplies

We treat malnourished children in health centres and provide them with nutritious peanut paste and vitamins.

Nutrition programme

Parents are given training in how to feed their children healthily within modest means, and are given food packages.


School children in our educational projects are given hot meals – often their only real meal of the day.

Save the Children works with health teams worldwide and supports local health facilities in many places to ensure that life-saving treatment is provided for malnourished children.

How your donation can help


With 60 Swiss francs

for example, you can provide nutrient-rich emergency food such as peanut paste to a malnourished child in Yemen for eight weeks.

With 120 Swiss francs

for example, a family of six can receive enough food for around seven weeks.

With 250 Swiss francs

for example, you can fund meals for 250 school children on a school day in South Sudan, so that children can go to school despite the looming food crisis.


Your donation will be used for all of our activities and deployed where disadvantaged children need it the most.