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Prayer

Join us in praying for hungry people across the globe. Pray for the many children who go to bed hungry every night.

Help people in Yemen by sending food parcels

Food

CAM provides food parcels, staple foods, and food producing resources to people in various countries.

101 Bible given to child.

Literature

Where possible, CAM includes Bibles, bible story books, and other Christian literature with the food distributions.

“We ran out of money a long time ago, and yesterday we ran out of supplies. Today we did not eat anything and we did not know how to continue to live. God must have sent you.”

- A food recipient Kyrgyzstan

Little girl receiving aid in war-torn Yemen

World hunger is on the rise!

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CAM supporters provided millions of pounds of food for the needy through the Coronavirus Crisis Care program. Although the pandemic has largely subsided in many parts of the world, we continue to see an increasingly desperate need for food. Supply-chain issues, worsened by the war in Ukraine, and various other problems are driving the increasing cry for food. Because of this, we are transitioning from Coronavirus Crisis Care to a new program—World Hunger Fund. This will enable us to respond to ongoing requests for food.

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Why is world hunger increasing?

The long-term fallout of COVID-19 crippled economies in many parts of the world. The New Humanitarian reports, “COVID-19, with its lockdowns and layoffs, increased the rate of extreme poverty—those surviving on less than $1.90 a day—by an estimated 97 million people.”

The recent war between Russia and Ukraine is increasing the cost of food. These two countries are some of the world’s top producers of wheat. Grain prices are soaring! “The bullets and bombs in Ukraine could take the global hunger crisis to levels beyond anything we’ve seen before,” says David Beasley of the United Nations.

High inflation around the world is increasing food costs. For the poor, most of their income goes toward providing a most basic life necessity—food. In some countries, basic food items have doubled in price! While we may need to make minor adjustments in our food budgets due to inflation, many people will simply go hungry and some may even starve.

4.9 million

died of hunger related causes since the beginning of 2022.

66 million

school-age children attend classes hungry across the world.

160 days

Children in developing countries who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year.