Hunger and malnutrition are the heart-breaking reality for many children across the world. None more so than those living in fragile settings, such as those impacted by climate change or caught up in conflict.
Northwest Syria is home to millions of displaced Syrians who, in addition to experiencing more than a decade of conflict, were severely impacted by two powerful earthquakes in February 2023. In a matter of minutes, families lost their homes and possessions, not to mention schools, medical clinics, jobs and livelihoods.
Currently, more than 90% of Syrians live below the poverty line, and an estimated 12.1 million Syrians are food insecure, which means that they are lacking reliable access to sufficient affordable, nutritious food.
Enough is enough
A life of plenty for every child is possible, yet every day more children go hungry.
Enough of the right food and nutrition is still not reaching the children who need it.
This is just not good enough. Children are speaking out against this injustice and proposing solutions. Together we will answer their call.
The number of children dying from hunger had been declining every decade since the 1980s. But now it’s back on the rise, with spiralling food costs.
Children are bearing the brunt of an unequal food system, made worse by conflicts and climate change. Unable to provide for their children, parents face impossible choices like taking them out of school to undertake dangerous work or marrying them off, even selling them, so they can feed their family.
We believe there is enough in this world for every child, no matter where they live, or the crises they face, to have the nourishing food they need to thrive and for families to be more resilient.
Last year, children and families were supported with life-saving food, and the training and resources to help them end hunger.