World Vision: Declaration on the capacity to respond to world hunger – World



The world is facing a massive hunger crisis. Tens of millions of children and their families face starvation. Conflict, COVID-19, climate change and rising costs are driving this crisis, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine which has led to global inflation, price spikes and shortages of food, fuel and food. fertilizer all over the world. After stepping up our efforts to stave off famine, including releasing regional responses in East and West Africa, World Vision has declared a $2 billion Global Hunger Response to reach 22 million people in brink of famine on May 16, 2022. Since then, World Vision has intensified organization-wide efforts to scale up operations, increase funding, influence decision-makers, and inform and mobilize the public toward action and pray. In the organization’s 70-year history, there has never been a greater call.

We know that rising costs and the hunger crisis are accompanied by other complex issues. This is why, as a world leader in food aid; nutrition; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); child protection; and large-scale livelihoods programming as well as rapid and sustained emergency assistance to refugees, displaced populations and communities suffering from extreme weather conditions and hunger;

World Vision is intensifying its work around the world to:

  • respond directly to hunger and price shocks by providing emergency food

  • improve access to food for affected households

  • provide clean water

  • ensuring access to nutrition and health services

  • protect the most vulnerable

  • improve household resilience to food insecurity and livelihood shocks.


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