153 Million Children Around the World Are Facing Food Insecurity

  • Hunger drains a child's energy, silences their play and turns their dreams to dust
  • However, hunger is not a lost cause. Globally, the number of people in famine-like conditions has almost halved
  • Through Save the Children's work, we've supported 35 million children with hunger-related interventions

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783 million people don't know where their next meal will come from

1 in 5 deaths among children under the age of 5 is attributed to severe acute malnutrition

The triple threat of conflict, climate change and economic cost is fueling the hunger crisis

5 Things to Know About Child Hunger

Our Response to the Global Hunger Crisis

Through working with local communities and governments, our response to world hunger is tackling acute and chronic food security needs.

Last year, we supported over 35 million children with hunger-related interventions.

We put malnourished children on a course of high-energy peanut paste packed with everything they need to survive and recover

Our expert medical teams treat children with severe malnutrition, using antibiotics and specially formulated milk

We future-proof communities by providing tools to help make them more resilient against future emergencies

We train health workers to spot, diagnose, prevent and treat malnutrition in their communities

We support farming families to grow food sustainably, even in the face of our climate crisis

We provide counselling to parents with children suffering with severe acute malnutrition

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