We save the lives of malnourished children and support their families to beat hunger.
Hunger kills. And it’s on the rise.
We have enough food to feed everyone on earth. So why are over 800 million people at risk from life-threatening hunger?
Poverty, conflict and the climate crisis are keeping life-giving food out of reach.
Hunger doesn’t need to take any more lives.
What causes hunger?
According to the UN Hunger Report, hunger is the term used to define periods when populations are experiencing severe food insecurity. This happens when a person cannot guarantee a steady, daily supply of safe and nutritious food to live an active and healthy life.
There are many reasons why people experience hunger. Poverty is often a major cause of food insecurity. Conflict and violence can stop people getting the food they need while climate change and natural disasters can also reduce people’s food supply.