World Vision responds to Global Report on Food Crises 

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 In response to today’s launch of the 2021 edition of the Global Report on Food Crises, Andrew Morley, World Vision International President and CEO, said:   

“Famine is a moral failure. There is simply no excuse for this in the 21st century – and children of the world are looking to us to act.   

The Global Report on Food Crises highlights once again how conflict, climate disruption and economic shocks create a devastating and deadly mix.   

It also points to a clear and catastrophic failure by the international community, as tens of millions of children face malnutrition, robbing them of their God-given potential.   

We will continue supporting and empowering the most vulnerable girls and boys in the worst-affected places, and we urge world leaders to act immediately and do everything in their power to address this crisis.”  

World Vision’s impact:   

  • World Vision is the largest NGO partner of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme. In FY20, we reached more than 12 million people, 58% of them children with food, cash and voucher assistance.   Our partnership impacts 29 nations. We feed refugees, the displaced and the extremely vulnerable, including people living in the globe’s most difficult and dangerous places.  

ENDS.   

Note to editor  

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.  For more information, please visit www.wvi.org or follow us on Twitter @WorldVision