A child is screened for malnutrition in Somalia.

On June 10, join Christians around the world and pray for those suffering from severe hunger and famine.

On Sunday, June 10—the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine—people of faith across the globe will be praying for the millions of people around the world who are at risk of famine right now, or are already experiencing severe hunger.

Millions of people living in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria remain on the brink of famine. While concerted efforts last year meant that famine was averted, the potential is still high for many.

Additionally, the majority of hungry and malnourished people—489 million—live in areas of the world affected by conflict. As rates of displacement and conflict remain high, prayerful support is one part of the ongoing response.

Join in the Global Prayer
The day of prayer is a joint call from the World Council of Churches, the All Africa Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance. The goal is to unite faith communities all over the world as a prayerful and spiritual movement to:

  • Promote prayer, reflection and action with information and suggestions.
  • Bring awareness regarding famine’s impact on the most vulnerable children and families, and help address its root causes.
  • Connect with church-related and other humanitarian organizations that are currently working to bring immediate relief and positive long-term change so children and families can live out God’s aspiration for a dignified, peaceful and violence-free future.
  • Help communities and congregations uphold each other in prayer and support, by sharing experiences, challenge and solutions.

Prayers and words for worship are available from Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

More information on PWS&D’s emergency relief responses can be found here. To support the ongoing efforts, click here.