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Marie Ngalula, 14, from DRC eats nutritious porridge at a child friendly space near her home
September 13, 2021

There is no place for famine in the 21st century

World Vision is deeply concerned about the shocking increases in global food insecurity and malnutrition driven by a deadly mix of conflict, climate change and the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19. Food insecurity is a leading cause of wasting in children, and malnutrition is the main underlying cause of 45% of all preventable deaths of children under five.

World Vision believes that famine is preventable and has no place in the 21st century. With strong collective leadership, political will and the right financing, large-scale food and nutrition crises could be a thing of the past.

This policy briefing looks at World Vision's response to food insecurity and malnutrition and also provides reccomendations for actions governments, other humanitarian actors and donors can take to help ensure a hunger-free world.