Nimco and Abdirahman at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Darmi Doyo, 50, with her starving cattle in Gomulle, Ethiopia..

Prolonged droughts and skyrocketing food prices are causing a hunger crisis.

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Hunger on the riseThe world is moving backwards

A UN report has revealed 828 million people don't have enough food to eat. That's an increase of 150 million since the Covid-19 pandemic started. World leaders must step up now to take action.

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  • 51 countries

    We fight life-threatening hunger in 51 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • 26.3m

    Our life-saving programmes reached more than 26 million people around the world in 2021.

  • 55

    Last year, we responded to 55 emergencies in 21 countries.

Action Against Hunger Ethiopia helped Munira recover from life-threatening malnutrition.

Munira's story

When Munira became sick, her mum Medina did everything she could to get her the treatment she needed. Thanks to our help, she's now happy, healthy and looking forward to a brighter future.

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A woman and her child in Mali. They've been supported by Action Against Hunger's community health workers.

World hunger facts

Right now, 828 million people don't have enough food to eat. That's almost 10% of the world's population.

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