Families worldwide can't feed their children due to a terrible combination of conflict, coronavirus, climate change and corruption. This summer and throughout the Harvest season we want to raise at least £50,000 in emergency funds to equip our international partners to step in and stop hunger.
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We're looking to raise £50,000.00 throughout the summer and Harvest. Can you help us?
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The world is facing a catastrophic hunger crisis.
Families worldwide can’t feed their children due to a terrible combination of conflict, coronavirus, climate change and corruption. In just two years the number of severely food-insecure people has DOUBLED. Serious hunger now affects 345 million people in 83 countries.
- In Eastern Africa, four back-to-back seasons of drought have pushed millions to the brink of famine in countries including Ethiopia and Kenya
- Collapsing economies in Sri Lanka and Lebanon mean basic foodstuffs and utilities are unaffordable, even unavailable.
- Everywhere, food prices are spiralling, with the poorest hit hardest. Every 1% increase in food prices pushes another 10 million people into poverty.
Global Care is active in all these countries. The numbers of hungry people keep rising. Higher prices mean it costs more to feed them. Inflation everywhere stretches budgets to the limit.
“We were in a terrible situation with no food… We were so grateful for the food vouchers. Unfortunately, the prices of food have increased more than one can possibly envisage.” Eight year-old *Nirved is HIV+ and receives regular food vouchers from Global Care to boost nutrition and keep her health on an even keel. Her impoverished family struggle to feed her even in ‘normal’ times. What will they do now?
In Uganda, hungry families ask for food support. In Sri Lanka, even a staple like dahl has almost trebled in price since January. In Kibera, Kenya, the weekly cost of feeding the pupils at Spurgeons Academy has almost doubled since March. Yet these school meals are more essential than ever, as many pupils have no food at home at all.
Children are losing out on nutrition vital for their future development. Since the start of 2022, an additional 260,000 children have been pushed into severe malnutrition. That’s one child every 60 seconds since January.
Global Care has to act. We can’t do everything, but we mustn’t do nothing.
This summer and throughout the Harvest season we want to raise at least £50,000 in emergency funds to equip our international partners to step in and stop hunger.
Help us fight this hunger crisis, so families in impoverished communities can access the food and essentials they need to survive.