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26 July 2022, Impact of Our Work

The time to act on the global hunger crisis is now

An unprecedented global hunger crisis has pushed 49 million people to the brink of famine. 

Save the Children is working with a coalition of community and humanitarian organisations to call for urgent action from the Australian Government to respond to the global hunger crisis. 

It’s critical that we all do our part to help fight famine. Make your voice heard.

Use the form below to locate your local MP and urge them to take action to prevent the needless deaths of millions of people.

A lethal collision of conflict, COVID and climate shocks has depleted the resilience of many countries. Now the war in Ukraine has choked off supply chains and sent food prices skyrocketing. Children are dying. With no end in sight for the main drivers of this crisis, it is only going to get worse. 

Without immediate action, the hunger crisis could kill more people each year than the entire COVID-19 pandemic. Children will be the hardest and first hit by the crisis, which could destroy an entire generation. 

In the world’s hungriest countries, children too young to walk are surviving on less than one meal a day. Almost 8 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of severe acute malnutrition unless they receive immediate therapeutic food and care. This number is rising by the minute. 

The Australian Government has the power to help save millions of lives if it acts now to fight against famine. You can do your part to save lives and help fight famine. 

You can make a difference in responding to the global hunger crisis by joining us in calling on the Australian Government to:  

  • Save lives now through an urgent Famine Prevention Package of $150 million to avert catastrophe in the worst-affected hunger hotspots in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.
  • Tackle the root causes of the global hunger crisis through investing long-term in a targeted Global Food Security Strategy.
  • Strengthen resilience of the Asia Pacific region to climate change, disasters, and economic shocks by increasing Australia’s development assistance.

Australia can help save lives if we act now. Click here to find out more about life-threatening hunger and what you can do to help.

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