This is the cover page of the GHR Phase II strategic plan, featuring a mother cradling her child.

Global Hunger Response Phase II Strategic Plan

The world is facing a massive hunger crisis.

Tens of millions of children and their families are currently confronted with the real-life impacts of acute hunger, including starvation and other long-term health issues. Driving this is a polycrisis made up of interconnected components including: conflict; an uneven global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; high inflation; as well as the rising cost of food, fuel, and fertiliser – prices of which have reached a 10-year high due to geopolitics.

Now, nearly 18 months since World Vision's Global Hunger Response (GHR) was declared, we have had a significant impact on the lives of those most affected by severe food insecurity and hunger in 28 countries around the world. Our interventions include addressing food access; emergency health and nutrition services; clean water; sanitation and hygiene services; child protection and psychosocial support; and household resilience.

Yet, we can do more.

GHR's Phase II plan builds on the successes and challenges from Phase I. It incorporates learnings identified as we implemented multi-dimensional programming targeting both the immediate needs of communities and tackling the underlying drivers to stop the cyclic nature of hunger along with advocacy to spur action.  We will continue our work to reduce acute food insecurity and improve the resilience of 30 million of the most vulnerable people in countries experiencing growing hunger and the threat of famine, by joining forces across World Vision's humanitarian, development, and advocacy pillars and scaling up our work across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to provide integrated solutions and more effectively address the hunger crisis worldwide.