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Akiru with her youngest child Lopoori (18 months) in Sarima village, Marsabit. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern WorldwideAkiru with her youngest child Lopoori (18 months) in Sarima village, Marsabit. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide

Hunger crisis appeal

£10 each month could provide a family with ten days’ worth of emergency food

The rising level of global hunger and food insecurity is a catastrophe we cannot ignore. Will you help families survive?

The conflict in Ukraine is causing food prices to rocket around the world. Worsening climate disasters, like recurrent droughts across East Africa and Pakistan, are causing harvests to fail. On top of the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, these crises have created the perfect storm to accelerate global hunger.

Some 2.37 billion people do not have access to enough safe and nutritious food. We’re working with local communities to reach vulnerable children and their parents with the emergency food they desperately need and to prevent the situation from getting worse. But the number of people facing extreme hunger is growing every day.

Akiru and her son Lopoori live in Kenya, which is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in recent history. The situation is dire, with some 3.5 million people facing crisis levels of hunger. Mothers like Akiru and their babies shouldn't have to live with acute malnutrition and the damage it does.

There is no time to lose. Please, will you give a regular monthly gift to help families survive this hunger crisis?

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Emergency cash grants from Concern are helping Akiru to buy enough food to keep her three sons Edward (5), Adoudou (3) and Lopoori (18 months), well fed. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide
Emergency cash grants from Concern are helping Akiru to buy enough food to keep her three sons Edward (5), Adoudou (3) and Lopoori (18 months), well fed. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide

7 ways Concern helps mothers like Akiru & their babies

  1. Helps to provide care and nutrition to pregnant mums
  2. Makes sure mums living in extreme poverty can give birth safely
  3. Provides breastfeeding support to new mums so their babies receive good nutrition during their first 6 months and beyond
  4. Help parents to grow fruit and vegetables full of vitamins for their children
  5. Malnutrition too often affects vulnerable communities – we supply emergency food for malnourished children
  6. Access to clean water is essential for healthy children – we make sure they can drink safely
  7. Train families in building livelihoods so they can have a sustainable income

 

*names have been changed to protect the identity of individuals

An aerial view of Nakinomet village in Northern Kenya's Turkana province. Photo: Lisa Murray/Concern Worldwide

Help us tackle the global hunger crisis

  • Some 2.37 billion people do not have access to enough safe and nutritious food

  • Nearly half of child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition

  • Just £3 could help treat a child with severe acute malnutrition for one week

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Our impact in 2022

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16 M

extremely vulnerable people supported in 76 emergencies

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8.1 M

people reached through our health and nutrition programmes

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36 M

people reached, in 25 of the world's poorest countries