Across the news, we’re hearing about the cost-of-living increases – a cause of concern and much-needed prayer for many.
However, there’s even more worrying news. A deadly mix of global issues threatens 45 million people - half of them children - with starvation.
Behind every crisis – in countries like Niger, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Afghanistan – there’s hunger.
“In this day and age, we should never ever let any child starve, or witness families having to make the impossible choices they are now being forced to make,” shares Asuntha Charles, World Vision Afghanistan National Director.
Afghanistan is one of the countries facing its worst hunger crisis in living memory. Untold numbers of children are begging, being married off into violent homes, taken out of school and forced into dangerous work because of lack of food.
Before the pandemic we were succeeding in our aim to reduce and ultimately end hunger - but now Covid and conflict are devastating lives, while climate change is causing floods and droughts.
Children need our prayers now more than ever.