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World Food Day is October 16, and children of the world are without food. The reasons “why” vary from droughts that decimate crops and kill livestock, to conflict and violence that forces people to leave their countries. From natural disasters that destroy homes and businesses, to rural communities living in poverty. The causes are many, the consequences are the same – children around the world and here in the U.S. are hungry.
Hunger can become deadly. When malnutrition weakens a child, common illnesses become life-threatening. See how one child survived thanks to the caring professionals at a hospital supported by Save the Children’s donors. See your generosity in action.
FACTS ABOUT MALNUTRITION
Almost 800 million people remain food insecure today.
Girls are 2x more likely to die from malnutrition.
156 million children under 5 have stunted growth from malnutrition
CHILD HUNGER AND FAMINE CRISIS
Conflict and the worst drought in 70 years has left 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and northeast Nigeria in urgent need of food and water. Millions more in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Niger are also suffering and need help urgently.
The time to act is now. We need your generous gift to combat hunger in Africa and Yemen and prevent more famine in Africa. Your 100% tax-deductible gift can help save those most vulnerable in this crisis: children.
HOW YOU CAN HELP FIGHT CHILD HUNGER
Children are more likely to be healthy and educated when their families are not worried about where the next meal will come from. That's why our experts help reduce hunger today and help families feed their children in the future.
$40 can provide more than 500 sachets of life-saving nutrient supplements given to malnourished children
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