A global hunger crisis of unprecedented scale is putting countless lives at risk, including millions of children.
The combined impacts of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued conflict in Ukraine mean that food shortages and crop failures are on the rise, and prices on basic staples are skyrocketing. As many as 181 million people are expected to be at crisis levels of hunger or worse by the end of 2022.
Time is of the essence. We need to act now. And decisively. Urge leadership to save the lives of innocent children today and safeguard their future from the ravages of malnutrition.
The world is facing the worst global hunger and malnutrition crisis in a generation with 181 million people expected to be at crisis or worse levels of hunger in 2022. People in 81 countries are experiencing hunger. In three of the worst-hit countries – Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – one person is dying from hunger every 48 seconds. Urgent action is needed now to avert catastrophe and save lives.
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as closed markets and disrupted livelihoods, have left every country with increased poverty and inequality. Combined with the impacts of climate change and ongoing conflicts in many parts of the world, hunger increased globally by almost 20% in 2021, threatening to reverse decades of progress.
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