This is the first time since 2011 that the world has declared a famine, as a combination of drought and conflict leaves them in a fragile balance between life and death.
A Global Day of Prayer to End Famine has been declared on Sunday, 21 May 2017 by World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches and several others.
Download our prayer pointers and join World Vision and Christians worldwide by praying for those affected by the worst famine of our time.
There is still time for us to avert the crisis, but it is running out fast.
- Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen
on the brink of famine.
- Millions more in Kenya and Ethiopia are suffering from drought and food shortages.
- 1.4 million children are severely malnourished. If left untreated, more than one-third of these children will die from starvation and disease.
- The Church has a unique voice in making a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering.