THIS WORLD HUNGER DAY, WE EXPLORE THE CAUSES OF CHRONIC HUNGER
Chronic hunger is a silent symptom of poverty and social inequities such as child marriage, climate change, lack of women’s empowerment, lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities, and lack of education and literacy. This World Hunger Day, we champion efforts to overcome these challenges with sustainable, gender-focused strategies that empower people to make significant progress in overcoming hunger.
World Hunger Day is an initiative byThe Hunger Project.Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.
More than 795 million people in the world do not have enough food.
Join us on World Hunger Day to make a difference in the poorest communities.
DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT
of the world's hungry are women
OF THE WORLD'S UNDERNOURISHED LIVE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Hunger kills more than
AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis COMBINED
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Invest now in the sustainable end of world hunger.
In solidarity with the 795 million people living below the poverty line, The Hunger Project-UK has launched the No Sugar Challenge! For one week, no sugar, no treats. Take the plunge & commit yourself now. Your fundraising will support The Hunger Project’s work ending hunger in communities worldwide.
At The Hunger Project, we believe ending hunger is possible when we empower people to become agents of change, lifting themselves--and their communities-- out of hunger andpoverty for the long term.
The solution to hunger is not about hand-outs and a top-down approach, but a bottom-up approach that starts with women, works with local government and mobilizes communities to take self-reliant actions.Learn more.
MEET THE CHANGEMAKERS WHO ARE ENDING HUNGER
Elisabeth Obubuafo is a shining example of an empowered woman, running multiple businesses, sending her children to school and providing food for her community. It was not always this way. Read her story.
Koushalya is an elected representative in her village, and has found a solution to ensure food security in her community. Read her story.
Displaying leadership, Mercedes becomes president of her cooperative. Read her story.
“Now I do not pass the night without food and my other family members can eat full meals at night…nights without food are gone from our lives, we are happy.”Read Rejey's story.