Fighting Hunger in Africa

In Africa, hunger is a constant, chronic pain gnawing away at hungry children. Starving children in Africa can, and should, become a thing of the past. We must put an end to starvation in Africa and we can't do it without you. The good news is, Save the Children has many proven ways to help stop hunger in Africa - and right now the greatest need is in South Sudan.

We Know How to Help Hunger in Africa

  • Fight acute malnutrition in specialized treatment centers that bring children back from the brink of starving to death.
  • Prevent acute malnutrition through large scale emergency feeding programs when there is a lack of food in Africa.
  • Provide sustenance to millions of children in the grips of famines and hunger crises.
  • Prevent and overcome chronic malnutrition through breastfeeding support programs.
  • Help parents feed their children through farming and small business investments.

How is Save the Children Helping Right Now in South Sudan?

We have screened over 51,000 children across South Sudan and found that nearly 1 in 4 are suffering from malnutrition. In response we have set up stabilization centers to treat malnourished children with special therapeutic foods. We're distributing seeds, tools and equipment to those who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the conflict, helping families to get back on their feet. We’re providing lifesaving medicines and helping make sure communities are educated on how to reduce the spread of cholera. And in Nimule hospital alone, Save the Children has already vaccinated more than 15,000 children against life threatening diseases such as measles and polio.

No Child Should be Hungry in Africa

Don’t let all the potential of Africa’s girls and boys go to waste. Just because they were born into hunger and poverty, doesn’t mean they can’t have a bright future. Together, we can empower African families to fight hunger and end poverty for this generation and beyond. When you donate money to Africa programs that fight hunger, you support our lifesaving work. Thank you for your generous support.