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The Hunger Crisis - Latest Updates from our Program Officers (Video)

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As conflict, severe drought and economic shocks drive a deepening global hunger crisis, Tearfund’s partners continue to support communities in some of the hardest hit regions, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan. Not only is this life-saving work demonstrated in meeting the immediate needs of people suffering from life-threatening hunger, but it is reflected in decades of work that’s been strengthening vulnerable communities for times such as this.

Partner updates

Focus on Somalia

In this video update, Marshall Currie, who leads the team working with Tearfund’s partners in Africa, gives an update on the hunger crisis. While impacts are being felt throughout and beyond the Horn of Africa, Marshall highlights the severity of the situation in Somalia. Here, communities are experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity – “one stop short of famine” – and Marshall shares what that looks like for families on the ground, and how Tearfund’s partner Medair is responding: “For many families, these coping strategies have reached their limits and they have nothing left.” With the situation prolonging, partners like Medair are looking to extend their reach and bring vital care to more of the most vulnerable people.

Urgent response and ongoing resilience-building

Jenny Beechey, a project officer on the Africa team, shares how both urgent response and ongoing resilience-building work together in addressing a crisis like this. “Tearfund’s partners are responding to crises where they can, but are also involved in long term work to improve food security and to help build food systems that are sustainable and fair so that everybody has enough.”

Your partnership can help reach more families with the vital care they need to overcome this crisis. Please join with Tearfund and our partners in prayer, and support families facing life-threatening hunger through the Hunger Crisis Appeal.

Hunger Crisis Appeal

Your support can help those hardest hit by this crisis.

Can provide life-saving health and nutrition care for children at risk of malnutrition.

Can provide seeds, tools and training in sustainable agriculture for farmers groups.

Can help families better provide for themselves with strengthened livelihoods.

Can provide immediate assistance and long-term support for communities at risk of disaster.