Hunger robs children of their childhood

2022 was a particularly difficult year for children around the world. This is because the biggest global hunger crisis of the century threatens their lives – triggered by the wars, the climate crisis as well as the economic consequences of Covid-19. The consequent increase in food costs has led to millions of children around the world suffering from hunger or malnutrition.

Drought is followed by hunger

Children around the world today experience twice as many droughts and almost three times as many crop failures as their grandparents. Families often have to walk long distances for water and food.

After war comes hunger

426 million children live in conflict zones worldwide. Since 2010, the number of armed conflicts has tripled. Families are often forced to live in refugee camps - without work or income.

Covid-19 is followed by hunger

97 million people have slipped into extreme poverty in 2020 alone as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and cannot afford food as a result.

In the Horn of Africa alone, 4.6 million children are affected by malnutrition. Not only in Africa, but all over the world, the lives of countless children are threatened by famine. We must act this Christmas because hunger is robbing millions of children of their childhood. Donate now.

This is how exactly we help with your support

Medical care

We treat malnourished children in health centres and provide them with nutrient-rich peanut paste and vitamins.

Nutrition programmes

Parents receive food packages and are taught how they can feed their children in a healthy way even with simple means.

School meals

In our education projects, school children receive hot meals - often their only real meal of the day.

Save the Children has health teams around the world and supports local health facilities in many places to provide life-saving treatment for malnourished children.

How you can help with your Christmas donation

With 60 francs

for example, an acutely malnourished child receives treatment with therapeutic peanut paste for one week.

With 120 francs

for example, a family of 6 receives enough food for about 7 weeks.

With 250 francs

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

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