More people face famine today than any time in modern history.
Our world is experiencing a hunger crisis so large that the United Nations is calling it “the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945”. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen on the brink of famine from drought and conflict. Millions more in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia are suffering from drought and food shortages.
More than 1.4 million children are at death’s door.
Now more than ever, the Church needs to come together to pray and respond to those in need. In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” For people of faith, this is our moral imperative: Feed the vulnerable. Build peace.
- Pray and encourage others to pray. Sign up for free resources and updates to lead your church or family in prayer.
- Give and encourage others to give. Find opportunities to support World Vision’s goal of providing life-saving interventions to 2.2 million people in East Africa.
- Advocate and encourage others to advocate. Help create awareness among media, governments and wider society in order to encourage immediate action.