In the world's toughest places, such as Afghanistan, children are starving because of the compounding impact of poverty, conflict, climate change and COVID-19. Now, more than ever, children's lives are on the line. Famine is looming. 34 million people worldwide - half of them children - face aching hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation.
For the past few years, Afghanistan has been ranked as the most dangerous country in the world to be a child. Now, the odds are even more precarious.
Children in Afghanistan were already facing chronic food shortages due to devastating droughts, floods, conflict and COVID-19. And now, as the current situation changes daily, it’s even harder to find food.
The stakes have never been higher for girls and boys in Afghanistan and other dangerous places.
You can help children not only in Afghanistan, but in countries around the world where conflict and hunger is robbing them of their childhood.
There’s no time to waste.
Paska (11), and her sister Rose, South Sudan
"Our life was better when our mum was alive. Now, it's terrible." Shares Paska from South Sudan. Even before the pandemic hit, 11-year-old Paska and her siblings were struggling to survive. Now, they're facing the very real threat of starvation.
"I have to take care of my sisters and brother, but I don't know how. I'm so scared for my baby sister Rose. She is really sick. I can't give her enough food. I don't know how to help her and she's getting weaker."
You can make a difference for children like Paska and Rose. You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation. You can save lives today.
Every dollar you donate today will be multiplied, providing $22 worth of urgent food aid to children, thanks to our partnership with the World Food Programme. You can make 22 times the impact for children fighting for their lives today.
Every $1 you give will provide $22 worth of urgent food aid, thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.
provides $1,100 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
provides $2,200 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
provides $3,300 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
Hunger is a thief. It robs children of the chance to grow up healthy. It steals their energy and gives disease the upper hand. It's threatening their lives and futures. But it doesn't have to be this way. No child should die from starvation.
With the looming threat of famine, tens of thousands of children could starve to death because of food shortages. Your urgent, life-saving action is needed now.
"It's 2021. People don't need to die from starvation. But unfortunately, it's going to happen if we don't act. We can't let COVID-19 hamper everything because we'll live to regret it." — Joseph Kamara, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director, World Vision East Africa.
You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation. You can save lives today. Please make an urgent donation now.
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