Globally, levels of hunger remain alarmingly high. Worldwide more than enough food is produced to feed the global population, but as much as 10 percent of people around the globe still go hungry. Between 702 and 828 million people in the world were considered chronically malnourished in 2021 and at risk of hunger, according to the “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2022” by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
In the same year, close to 193 million people were acutely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries and territories around the world, says the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger, in its “Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2022)”.
Almost 70 percent of the total number of people in the worst situations were found in ten crises: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, northern Nigeria, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan, and Haiti. In seven of these crisis, conflict and insecurity were the primary driver of acute food insecurity. Many of these crises belong to the forgotten crises or are underfunded emergencies.
The situation is expected to worsen in 2022. For most of the world’s major food crises, acute food insecurity is expected to persist at similar levels to 2021 or increase. Major deteriorations are anticipated in northern Nigeria, Yemen, Burkina Faso and the Niger due to conflict, as well as in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, largely due to the impact of consecutive seasons of below-average rains.
You can donate for people threatened by famines, hunger and malnutrition. DONARE has selected four organizations focusing on hunger relief: WFP, Action against Hunger, Concern Worldwide and CARITAS Internationalis.
The World Food Programme (WFP)
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. The UN agency, awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, is saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to support people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. The World Food Programme works in over 120 countries and territories. For millions of people worldwide, WFP assistance can make the difference between life and death.
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World Food Program USA
Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is committed to ending world hunger. Its main goal is to take decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Founded in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers as “Action Contre La Faim”, the organization aims to save malnourished children from starvation, establish access to safe drinking water and create sustainable solutions to hunger. The NGO works in more than 45 countries.
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Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that focuses on the world's most vulnerable people. In addition to providing emergency aid in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, the non-governmental organization is also involved in long-term development cooperation. In 1968, Concern Worldwide - formerly known as Africa Concern - was founded in Dublin by a small group of people in response to famine and conflict in Biafra. The organization's international headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland. Concern Worldwide currently operates in 25 countries.
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Caritas Internationalis (Caritas International) is a worldwide emergency and disaster relief organization. Caritas Internationalisis, a confederation of over 160 members, is the umbrella organization of the national Caritas associations, the welfare organizations of the Catholic Church. These charitable organizations are active worldwide in emergency aid, development aid and social services. Caritas Internationalis has its headquarters in Rome. Caritas was first founded in Germany in 1897; Caritas Internationalis was set up in 1951. The organization is operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
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Please be aware: Caritas Internationalis is a faith-based Christian organization, that might pursue other additional goals. If you prefer to donate to an ideologically independent organization, choose another humanitarian actor to donate to.
Country / Member organizations:
- Caritas International, Germany
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS), United States