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1 February 2023

Ways you can help hungry children around the world

Millions of people around the world go to bed hungry. Find out how you can help.

Hunger is affecting millions of people across the globe. In addition to the 45 million people facing starvation due to the triple threat of climate change, conflict and Covid, there are millions of people around the world regularly going to bed hungry.

Unfortunately, hunger around the globe is on the rise and more and more families and children are struggling to eat, particularly in East Africa. An estimated 45 million children under the age of five are suffering from wasting, a severe form of malnutrition, which increases children’s risk of death by up to 12 times.

Every day children are dying but it could be different. With your support, World Vision is empowering families and communities to live happy, health and nourished lives.

READ MORE: Pray for the hunger crisis

How is World Vision helping hungry children?

Ways you can help fight child hunger

Here at World Vision, we believe that no child should have to go hungry. For over 70 years World Vision has been working to help children and families have enough to live on and there are plenty of ways you can support us.

Sponsor a child with World Vision

By sponsoring a child with World Vision, you can help improve their life forever. Over the last five years 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated have made a full recovery. Your donation offers your chosen child good nutrition, protection from infection and disease, and access to essential health services, so not only are they eating well, but their bodies are also being looked after too. They – and their community – also gain many other benefits, such as education, child protection, relevant crop training, and joint savings schemes.

READ MORE: How to sponsor a child with World Vision

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Thanks to Child Sponsorship, Rosangel is able to access food, education and a potable water system

Run a fundraiser

Thinking of organising a fundraiser to raise some funds for Word Vision? Why not plan a bake off, charity run or an online fundraiser to help raise some funds so you can say you have done your bit and have helped as much as you can? You don’t need to raise thousands of pounds for your fundraising event to be a success - every penny counts.

Fundraising ideas:

  • bake sale
  • sponsored run or walk
  • online fundraising event
  • live streaming challenge
  • sports event

READ MORE: Best fundraising challenges

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Don’t have a lot of money to spare but still want to help hungry children? Why not volunteer your time instead? Volunteering is a great way to help World Vision help the most hungry children.

Make a one-off donation

The global hunger crisis threatens the lives of millions of children. Your donations are providing life-saving assistance, providing clean water, treating malnutrition, protecting children from harm and building the resilience of displaced communities.

Donating even a small amount could make a big difference.

Learn more