Angelina escaped from violence in Mayendit, South Sudan and now supports a family of eight. Before receiving much-needed food distributions they ate water lilies to survive.
Despite recent progress in reducing global hunger, 795 million people remain undernourished, at least 528 million of which live in countries where Mercy Corps is present.
We believe that food is a basic human right, yet too many people are trapped in a cycle of hunger by systemic forces beyond their immediate control like poverty, disaster, conflict, and inequality.
We can only tackle hunger effectively if we address what causes it in the first place.
We are currently responding to urgent humanitarian needs in more than 40 countries around the globe, including South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria where over 20 million people are on the brink of famine. Give now to help our teams respond around the world and provide a lifeline for people during their most desperate time of need.
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