Hunger Crisis

Ei, a young girl in a village, witnesses the struggles of children facing hunger and a lack of education. Through support from World Vision, her family learns financial management, receives food aid, and rebuilds their lives. Ei dreams of becoming a doctor to help others in similar situations.

A price shocks report released today by World Vision reveals that for the most vulnerable, food prices are still higher than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysis of food prices from September 2023 shows that a food basket that would cost 1.5 hours of work in Australia, Ireland, or Singapore would take the average worker 36 days to earn the money to purchase in Burundi and 25 days in the Central African Republic. 

At just 15 years old, she was forced to make the difficult decision of leaving her childhood home in search of food. The hardest part? Her mother was too sick to make the journey, so she was forced to flee with her 10 younger siblings alone. All in hopes of finding enough food and water to survive.