Join churches worldwide responding to the worst famine of our time.

More people are facing famine today than any time in modern history. More than 850,000 children are at risk of starvation across East Africa.

We have joined the World Council of Churches, All Africa Conference of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and more than 100 ecumenical partners representing 1 billion Christians responding to the largest hunger crisis of our time.

More than 20 million face famine

  • Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen on the brink of famine.
  • Millions more in Kenya and Ethiopia are suffering from drought and food shortages.
  • 1.4 million children are severely malnourished. If left untreated, more than one-third of these children will die from starvation and disease.
  • The Church has a unique voice in making a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering. 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” 

- Matthew 25:35 (NIV)


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The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine took place on 21 May 2017, when churches joined together across different countries, languages and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions. This was just the beginning. Join us in making this crisis more widely known by leading your church to pray against the largest hunger crisis of our time.

World Vision International is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.