Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food.

Airstrikes destroyed Ahmed’s home in Yemen, forcing him to take shelter with his wife and their seven children under a bridge. Credit: ADRA Yemen

Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises.

Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In the war-torn country, nearly 16 million people wake up to severe hunger.

Conflict excludes innocent people from the right to healthy food which helps them grow and flourish.

This World Food Day on October 16, let us reflect on those struggling against hunger and malnutrition, especially in areas fraught with violence.

Lend your support to ensure food packages delivered through a response with Canadian Foodgrains Bank reach those enduring severe hunger in Yemen.

Together, We Respond to Hunger

PWS&D works with Canadian Foodgrains Bank and our partners overseas to help people in vulnerable countries rise above hunger. Together, we are providing farmers with tools and training so that families have more nutritious food to eat. In times of emergency, PWS&D provides food aid and agricultural livelihood recovery. We also work to engage Canadians to take action within Canada to reduce hunger globally.

Ways to help end hunger:

Image of arrow pointing downWorld Food Day Bulletin Insert 2019

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PWS&D is a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a coalition of 15 church-based agencies working together with the common goal of eliminating global hunger.

Banner photo: Araj Madut shows some wild leaves she has harvested to feed her family in a camp for over 5,000 internally displaced persons in Wau, South Sudan. Most of the families here were displaced by violence early in 2017. Credit: ACT Alliance