Every day, children go hungry

Right now, there’s a crisis unfolding that the world isn’t talking about. Children across the Horn of Africa are living through critical food shortages – and every day, things get worse. Will you help?

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With the world’s focus on COVID-19, it’s easy to forget there is anything else going on. But right now, millions of people are going hungry in regions like the Horn of Africa.

After ongoing droughts, destructive floods, and back-to-back cyclones, harvests have been incredibly poor, and families in countries like South Sudan and Ethiopia are critically low on food. Now, they face a long nine months to see what will grow next harvest – with little hope in sight.

Children too young to walk are surviving on one meal a day, or even less. Entire classes are too hungry to go to school.

COVID-19 has only made this worse. We know that being malnourished makes critical illness more likely, and COVID-19 even more deadly. We’ve also seen that COVID-19 is drastically reducing food supplies around the world – something that children in the Horn of Africa cannot afford to happen.

Alam, a young mother in South Sudan, fears her children will never know peace.

Alam, South Sudan
  • I worry a lot that my children have to go to sleep hungry. I worry that the flood water might take our home and even the school, which they may never get to go to if the conflict continues. I no longer hope to return home, that hope is slowly fading away.

As of today, more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing crisis levels of food shortages. And relief efforts are critically underfunded. This is where I need you.

Plan International staff are already supporting children and their families as they face emergency food shortages in the Horn of Africa. But without help, they can only do so much.

By giving an urgent gift today, you can help provide life-saving food, emergency cash transfers and child protection to children and families enduring hunger?

Any donation you make today will be multiplied by 15 times, thanks to our partnership with the World Food Programme.

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Map showing the impact of the Global Hunger Crisis

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