Hunger crisis - Sameera, a Rohingya RefugeeHunger crisis - Sameera, a Rohingya Refugee

Hunger crisis appeal

Giving £17

could feed a displaced family for 1 week with maize flour, salt, oil and some grain

Giving £45

could provide medicine and seven weeks of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

Giving £90

could provide seeds and tools for four families to practice vegetable gardening in small spaces

Giving £3 monthly

could provide a baby with 4 weeks of a life saving therapeutic feeding course

Giving £10 monthly

could provide 2 babies with a full 7 week therapeutic feeding course

Giving £20 monthly

could provide 4 babies with a full 7 week therapeutic feeding course

For families already facing extreme poverty, hunger could become more deadly than the virus itself. 

A global recession triggered by the pandemic could leave over half a billion people without sufficient food. Mothers like Sameera* and their babies shouldn't have to live with hunger and the damage it does. We urgently need your help to deliver vital life-saving food to families like Sameera and Halima's*.

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Right now, we are working in 23 of the world's poorest countries, tackling hunger and helping babies to recover from malnutrition. We'll stay put as long as families need us, no matter how tough it gets.

We work with communities to help families stay out of poverty. One way of breaking the cycle of poverty is ensuring children can reach their full potential, which starts with ensuring babies get a healthy start. The first two years of a baby’s life are critical for their development. If babies don’t have the proper food and care during this time, the effects can be devastating. Together we can make sure babies receive the right building blocks for a happy and healthy life.

What are the long term effects of hunger?

How are Concern helping to tackle hunger?

We have been working to end extreme poverty for over 50 years and are specialists in tackling hunger, delivering life-saving and life-changing interventions to some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Concern uses the CMAM approach (community management of acute malnutrition) to address hunger and malnutrition. The central principle of this approach is to proactively seek out and treat children before they reach dangerous levels of malnutrition. As a result, we reach more children and save more lives.

How we're responding to the coronavirus pandemic in the countries we work in.


*names have been changed to protect the identity of individuals

Cox's Bazar Refugee Camp, Bangladesh is the largest displacement camp in the world. It is home to almost 900,000 Rohingya people who have fled violence in Myanmar. Photo: Abir Abdullah/ Concern Worldwide

Help us tackle the global hunger crisis

  • A global recession triggered by the pandemic could leave over half a billion people without sufficient food

  • Nearly half of child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition

  • Help us to deliver life-saving food to give babies the best chance.

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Our impact in 2020

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17.9 M

extremely vulnerable people supported in 78 emergencies

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9.2 M

people reached through our health interventions

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36.9 M

people reached, in 23 of the world's poorest countries