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Food Equals Future

We must act now to stave off a growing global hunger crisis.

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Food Equals Future


Without food, there is no future.

Today, less food is available.
Available food is less accessible.
Accessible food is not affordable.

And in many places, access to food is about gender, the consequences falling on women who often eat last and least in times of crisis.

Causes of food shortages

Conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 have compounded an existing emergency, jeopardizing the future for millions of families and children. There has been a sharp decline in agricultural production in Europe. International trade has been disrupted and sanctions, stopping the flow of vital food and resources around the world. Without food and fertilizer, shops are empty, prices are soaring, harvests are threatened, and food insecurity is increasing.

The Global Hunger Crisis, Explained

What is causing the current global hunger crisis, and why is it so urgent and so widespread?

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Can we end world hunger? How CARE is Responding to the Global Hunger Crisis

CARE has launched a $250 million comprehensive response to this crisis that bridges the full spectrum of food and nutrition insecurity, from emergency response and treatment for severe malnutrition, to transition to short-term recovery and building longer-term plans and systems that prepare families to withstand future shocks.

  1. Saving lives now: immediate, vital food supplies and cash vouchers, access to job opportunities, and prevention of life-threatening malnutrition.
  2. Growing food and resilience: with more efficient farming practices, fertilizer alternatives, and safer food storage we will ensure there is a next harvest.
  3. Changing food systems through advocacy: from working with private sector partners and donors to advocating with governments to prevent repeat crises.

Below, Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA, explains the challenges and urgency of the global hunger crisis.

With your investment and partnership, CARE can respond now and in the long-term to the millions of families nearing the brink of famine and ensure that communities we work to empower survive the shocks that threaten their access to nutritious food. Donate today.