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

Help families facing a hunger crisis

Giving £45 could provide medicine and seven weeks of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to severely impact families in the world’s poorest places, rising levels of hunger could be more deadly than the virus itself.

A global hunger emergency is growing - driven by the economic fall-out of coronavirus, climate change and conflict. Families in vulnerable communities who were already struggling to survive before the pandemic are now facing a crisis on top of a crisis.

Hundreds of thousands of children under five years old, like young Halima*, aren’t getting enough nutrients to stay healthy. But support from people like you is helping us to reach them with essential, nutritious food and treatment.

Will you support our work to tackle hunger and help children stay healthy?

We urgently need your help to deliver vital life-saving food to families like Sameera and Halima's*.
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£12 could pay for a 13-day supply of therapeutic food for a weak and malnourished child

Sameera and her daughter Halima live along with nearly a million other Rohingya people from Myanmar in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Families there are almost entirely reliant on international assistance to survive. And, as nutritious food is hard to come by in the camps, they are also reliant on our support to prevent and recover from malnutrition, which is all too common among children and mothers.

We are working in 23 of the world’s poorest countries, including Bangladesh, where your support could provide life-saving food, help children stay healthy and tackle hunger.

Four ways your donation can help tackle the global hunger crisis:

How your donation is used

Overseas programmes

78.9% of your donation goes towards our emergency response and long-term development work, working together with people living in the most difficult situations, rebuilding and transforming lives, livelihoods and communities.

Eliza Manjolo in her shop in Nsanje, Malawi Photo: Chris Gagnon/Concern Worldwide
  • 16.7%


    This is money spent to raise funds for Concern’s work.

  • 4%

    Policy, advocacy and campaigns

    We invest money to campaign, lobby governments, run petitions and put pressure on decision-makers to tackle the underlying causes of extreme poverty and push for change.

  • 0.4%


    Funds spent to ensure Concern is compliant and adheres to the highest standards.

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Jane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses (11 months old) to Mukuru Health Centre. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide

Help tackle the global hunger crisis

  • £12 could pay for a 13-day supply of therapeutic food for a weak and malnourished child

  • Nearly half of child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition

  • In 2020, we helped to improve access to food and nutrition for 2.3 million people

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