49 MILLION

people are facing famine due to the conflict in Ukraine and drought in the Horn of Africa.

Here in Australia, we’ve seen our own food prices skyrocket because of the conflict in Ukraine.

But in communities and countries where people were already struggling to find food, this conflict has pushed them to the breaking point. This is an urgent crisis that can’t wait.

WITHOUT URGENT ACTION, THE HUNGER CRISIS WILL KILL MORE PEOPLE ANNUALLY THAN THE ENTIRE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

This is not the same old world hunger story you’ve heard before. COVID-19 doubled the number of people living with life-threatening hunger. There have been four failed rainy seasons in the Horn of Africa with the prospect of a historic fifth in a few months. Between climate change and soaring global food prices, the worst may be yet to come.

WITHOUT URGENT ACTION, THE HUNGER CRISIS WILL KILL MORE PEOPLE ANNUALLY THAN THE ENTIRE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

This is not the same old world hunger story you’ve heard before. COVID-19 doubled the number of people living with life-threatening hunger. There have been four failed rainy seasons in the Horn of Africa with the prospect of a historic fifth in a few months. Between climate change and soaring global food prices, the worst may be yet to come.

“We are facing hunger on an unprecedented scale, food prices have never been higher, and millions of lives and livelihoods are hanging in the balance.”

– António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

That’s why we’re calling on our government
to act now By:

Committing to an urgent Famine Prevention Package of $150 million

To avert catastrophe in the worst-affected hunger hotspots in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.

Tackling the root causes of the global hunger crisis

Through investing long-term in a targeted Global Food Security Strategy.

Strengthening resilience of the Asia Pacific region

To climate change, disasters, and economic shocks by increasing Australia’s development assistance.

“My two-week old baby cannot stop crying due to hunger.”

– Kengen, new mother in South Sudan

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