Food

Food

  • 1 person dies of starvation EVERY second
  • Children are the most vulnerable group – every 5 seconds, a child under the age of 5 dies from malnutrition and related diseases. 
  • Over 1 billion people are suffering from malnutrition right now – that’s 1 out of every 6 people in the world
  • This year 36 million people will die of malnutrition, equivalent to more than half the entire UK population

The World’s Greatest Health Problem

Well into the 21st century when the rapid development of technology is advancing daily beyond our wildest imaginations, it is an utter shame that starvation persists as the greatest threat to health in the world.

Since 2007, when there were 75 million people suffering from malnourishment, there has been a staggering rise in 2019 to 400 million people!

The number of people suffering from hunger has been growing since the mid 1990s. Well into the 21st century hunger is still the worlds biggest health problem.

What Can You Do?

Solving the hunger problem is an overwhelming challenge but for those of us who have been fortunate enough to have been blessed with having our basic needs met, we ALL can and must play our part to help end the misery. For every 1 person suffering from hunger, that means there are 5 others who are not – and if every one of those 5 determined to act, the problem would soon be eradicated. 

Hunger is not an incurable disease or an unavoidable tragedy. Together, we can make sure no child goes without food. We can stop mothers from starving themselves in order to feed their families. We can save lives. Every one of us can have a positive and life changing impact.

Hunger is not an incurable disease or an unavoidable tragedy. Together, we can make sure no child goes without food. We can stop mothers from starving themselves in order to feed their families. We can save lives. Every one of us can have a positive and life changing impact.

The number of people who suffer from hunger grew by 75 million in 2007 and by 400 million in 2019. This is partly because food prices have been rising.

Our Response

We work to provide sustainable long-term food solutions for communities in need, as well as offering short-term lifesaving interventions in response to global emergencies. 

Food is not only a necessity for survival but a crucial element in improving the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Access to regular nutritious food improves health, development and educational outcomes for children in need and their families, paving the way for a brighter future.

Thanks to our vast experience and expertise, Global Relief Trust have been helping to solve the immediate needs of communities globally by providing food parcels and hot meals. Last year we fed over 100,000 people from Burundi to Bangladesh, as well as difficult to reach areas of Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Gaza and Myanmar.

Every 5 seconds a child under 5 dies because of hunger, or of directly related causes.

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