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World Hunger Day 2014

Every year, on 28 May, we mark World Hunger Day to remind people of the damage hunger causes. We also want to highlight the simple solutions that Concern Worldwide uses to tackle the problem in the world's poorest countries.

Below are some of the ways your support is helping

Hunger to harvest

Concern Worldwide provided Deli's family with seeds,tools and training.

Deli, a three year old from Zambia, used to live on a diet of maize and okra. There were times when her family survived on one meal a day. Her mother, Monica, is now a participant in one of our programmes that focuses on the importance of good nutrition. Concern enabled her to take control of her family’s food needs by providing her with seeds, tools and training. The result is a harvest comprising of many different crops: sweet potato, cowpeas, beans, aubergines, carrots and ground nuts. 

Sharing knowledge

Concern Worldwide establish demonstration plots so that famers can apply new farming techniques

We establish demonstration plots so that famers can apply new farming techniques to better provide for their families all year round. We provide training in areas such as seed spacing, weeding and land cultivation. 

Working together

Concern Worldwide trained Agnita (centre) so that she can advise pregnant women about nutrition.

A vital part of our work involves community health volunteers who work in local villages to educate mothers. We work with and train volunteers like Agnita (above centre) so that she can advise pregnant women about the need for better nutrition during pregnancy and the importance of breastfeeding.

Spread the word

Help us spread the word about tackling hunger this World Hunger Day. Share our video to inform people about the devastating impact of hunger and how we can help bring an end to it.