How the Ukraine crisis will increase world hunger

29 April 2022

Seeds

We need to be there for families experiencing hunger and malnutrition, to support communities to survive the food crisis that has already begun.

Like you, we continue to be deeply disturbed by the ongoing attacks on Ukraine and have been moved by your incredible support for our Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

How your donations are helping

In bomb shelters and cities under attack, our brilliant Church partners in Ukraine are providing beds, food, washing facilities and transport to people trying to survive. Your support is also helping thousands of families fleeing Ukraine at safe centres in Poland, Moldova and Romania with food, water, shelter, and psychological support.

But now the conflict in Ukraine is having a ripple effect around the world, causing rising prices and food shortages. Several countries in East Africa, including Kenya and Sudan, import most of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine.

And right now, in Kenya and Sudan, but also Ethiopia and South Sudan, these rising prices are making things worse for millions of people already facing drought and famine conditions.

We need to be there for families experiencing hunger and malnutrition, to support communities to survive the food crisis that has already begun.

Donate to our future without hunger appeal

Your donations mean we are ready to respond wherever the need is greatest, to support communities whose needs don’t make the headlines. But you are also enabling long-term change, helping communities to grow food in ways that are good for people and the planet.

Graham Gordon, CAFOD’s Head of Public Policy, explains:

“If we have countries that are highly dependent on food imports, that’s not a sustainable system. We need to be learning from different models of food supplies, in countries where they have shorter supply chains, and local markets.”
We have joined with 14 other international aid organisations to warn that the conflict in Ukraine is causing suffering far beyond its borders and to urge the UK government to play a leading role in helping people around the world facing hunger and malnutrition.

Join us to demand that our government does its part to fix the food system

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