People in East Africa and Yemen are dying from hunger.
In February 2017, the first famine the world has seen in six years was declared in some parts of South Sudan. And with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen experiencing severe food shortages of their own, the Hunger Crisis is set to intensify… rapidly.
According to the UN, this is the worst humanitarian crisis the world has faced since WWII.
With concentrated emergency relief and food distributions, famine was broken in South Sudan in June 2017… but the crisis is a long way from being over.
In the following months, the number of people on the brink of famine in South Sudan actually increased. And with the cholera epidemic still spreading in Yemen, the need is greater than ever.
Ongoing civil war and conflict, extreme drought, failing economies, and firmly entrenched poverty have all played a role in bringing about the current Hunger Crisis. And as lives and livelihoods are destroyed, it becomes impossible for families to find enough food and clean drinking water to stay alive.
Because of the Hunger Crisis 20 million men, women, and children are in danger of starving to death. That’s why we’re acting urgently… acting now.