World Food Crisis Appeal

1 in 9 people in the world go to bed hungry every night.

20 million people across East Africa, Yemen and around the world face famine, fear and starvation. The world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis in recent memory. More than 1.4 million children face the threat of starving to death.

Our planet produces enough food to feed every single person, but the shocking reality is that 795 million people don’t have enough to eat. In every 3 people, 1 will suffer from some form of malnutrition.

The global food crisis is largely driven by the devastating effects of conflict, including increased food prices, the destruction of infrastructure and mass displacement. Both emergency relief and sustainable development solutions are needed to combat food insecurity and acute malnutrition.

In a world so rich with natural resources, no child should experience the agony of chronic hunger. You can save a life today.

Food crisis around the world

The food crisis in Somalia

Humanitarian needs persist in Somalia which requires urgent attention to avert millions of vulnerable people from sliding into crisis.

The number of people in need of assistance has increased from 5 million in September 2015 to over 6.2 million in February 2017 - more than half of the country’s population. The situation for children is especially grave. Some 363,000 acutely malnourished children are in need of critical nutrition support, including life-saving treatment for more than 71,000 severely malnourished children. Some 1.9 million people may die of preventable diseases due to lack of access to primary health care services.

You can put an end to their hunger. You can save a life today.

Somalia Food Fund
For just £100, you can provide a Somalian family with emergency aid including essentials such as medical care, food and water.

The food crisis in Yemen

According to the UN, Yemen stands on the brink of famine. Since March 2015, the country has been devastated by the ongoing conflict, and 14.1 million Yemenis are currently food insecure. Starvation is terrifying reality for these people.

Yemen’s children are paying the highest price, with 3.3 million children and pregnant women suffering from acute malnutrition and 462,000 children under 5 experiencing severe acute malnutrition Acute malnutrition is extremely dangerous and can lead to kidney failure, cardiac arrest and death.

You can save Yemen's children. You can save a life today.

Yemen Food Fund
For just £65, you can provide a Yemeni family of five with an emergency food parcel that will feed them for one month.

The food crisis in Syria

Now entering its sixth year, the Syrian conflict has resulted in a massive displacement crisis, and left 13.5 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 9 million Syrians are currently food insecure.

Syria’s infrastructure has been severely damaged by the ongoing violence. People have lost their homes, their savings and their livelihoods, while prices of food have skyrocketed. A group of staple items costs 8 times more now than it did before the crisis.

You can feed a Syrian family. You can save a life today.

Syria Food Fund
For just £65, you can provide a Syrian family of five with an emergency food parcel that will feed them for one month.

The food crisis in Gaza

Since the escalation of violence in 2014, living conditions in Gaza have continued to deteriorate. 50% of people in Gaza are food insecure. Most families spend over half their income on food and are forced to make sacrifices elsewhere, often forgoing healthcare or warm clothing.

Unemployment rates in Gaza are some of the highest in the world, standing at 43% for adults and 67% for young people. The conflict has taken a devastating toll on Gaza’s fishing and agricultural sectors, leaving many families in extreme poverty.

You can feed the people of Gaza. You can save a life today.

Gaza Food Fund
For just £65, you can provide a Gazan family of five with an emergency food parcel that will feed them for one month.

You can help put an end to world hunger

Human Appeal’s mission is to end poverty and hunger around the world. We believe that every child should have enough food to eat and the chance to grow up strong and healthy.

We are currently on the ground in Yemen distributing food parcels to 468 needy families in the city of Sana’a.

In 2016, we distributed flour and bread to 50,000 people on a daily basis, and fed 25,100 displaced people with cooked meals across Aleppo, Syria.

We are also delivering lifesaving food aid to some of the world’s most vulnerable people in Gaza and Somalia. 4,000 Somalis have already benefited from Human Appeal food parcels.

This work is only possible due to the generous support of our donors. Unchecked, the global food crisis will spread, claiming millions of innocent lives. We cannot let this happen.

You can save a life today.