World Vision International

Pray to End Famine

World Vision joined the World Council of Churches, All African Conference of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and more than 100 other ecumenical partners representing more than 1 billion Christians to declare the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on Sunday, 21 May. 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.

More people face famine today than any time in modern history. 

Our world is experiencing a hunger crisis so large that the United Nations is calling it “the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945”. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen on the brink of famine from drought and conflict. Millions more in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia are suffering from drought and food shortages. 

More than 1.4 million children are at death’s door.

Now more than ever, the Church needs to come together to pray and respond to those in need. In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “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.” For people of faith, this is our moral imperative: Feed the vulnerable. Build peace.

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Learn more about the famine and hunger crisis by reading this FAQ or visiting our East Africa Hunger Crisis response page.

Press Release Announcing support for Day of Prayer.