As these girls line up at a feeding center in Mogadishu, Somalia, people in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria, and South Sudan are also receiving food aid as millions struggle with hunger.
No one should go to bed hungry, yet conflict and, in some places, factors like drought and environmental threats, have meant that 20 million people aren’t getting the food they need. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and threatens Somalia, Yemen, and northeastern Nigeria.
According to the UN, around $4.9 billion is needed to provide relief and address these crises. Access for humanitarian workers to deliver aid is also essential.
Although the situation is immense, it is surmountable: The World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UN humanitarian agencies have plans of action to provide immediate relief and promote future food security.
With additional support and access, these agencies can provide necessary aid to people in need of emergency food relief.
Donate to WFP or the UN’s country-based pooled funds to help stop hunger. Together we can #FightFamine so these young Somalian girls and the millions of others affected by the #FourFamines have a brighter future.
[Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones]