When a child can’t eat, hunger eats away at their world
As conflict, climate shocks, economic instability, and the cost of living continue to spiral around the world, children are not getting the food they need to grow, play and learn.
Hunger robs children of the essential joys of childhood, depriving them of the energy to play and learn, the desire to dream, and ultimately their ability to survive.
Gabriella Waaijman, Humanitarian Director for Save the Children International declares that we are witnessing a truly global catastrophe, explaining that, “right now, hunger is eating away at the childhoods of 1 in 5 children across the world. It is heart-breaking that millions of children still go to bed hungry every night.”
Below we take a look at the ways hunger is attacking childhoods around the world today. And how with just a little support, we can help children fight back against hunger, restoring their energy, their laughter and their joy of learning.