The Food Crisis
Hunger is responsible for one third of deaths in children globally each year. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, Malaria and TB combined. These are just some of the shocking statistics revealed by our partner World Food Programme.
98% of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries. Lack of resources, failing rains and intense heat mean that people living in developing countries are struggling to grow their own crops. When this happens, it is important that those more fortunate come forward with food to help people survive immediate disaster. If we don’t, hundreds of thousands of people will die of starvation in just a few short weeks. The majority of them will be weaker segments of society, such as children or the elderly.