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SCIAF launches fundraising appeal for world hunger crisis

15 June 2022

Darister - Mundri Malawi Summer Hunger Appeal 2022

In the face of fresh alarms of a global hunger crisis we are urgently appealing for donations to help.    

This week, we launch our Hunger Appeal in Scotland which aims to stop hunger for the world’s poorest people.

The UN has warned millions of people are at risk of hunger, malnutrition and famine with rising costs, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the effects of the climate crisis, all contributing factors. Around the world, over 800 million people go to bed hungry every day.

The Horn of Africa, including South Sudan and Ethiopia where we work, is facing its worst ever crisis. The UN has warned 15 million people will struggle with hunger in the upcoming year in the region. The number is expected to rise to 20 million by the end of the year without intervention.

We work with local organisations in the world’s poorest countries to provide food now and help families avoid hunger in future.

Our partners in South Sudan are reporting widespread suffering where extreme weather, political instability and global food issues have made access to food extremely difficult. 

Donations to our appeal will provide:  

  • Immediate lifesaving food and financial support when necessary.
  • Access to the seeds, tools and training needed to grow food that can survive extreme weather. 
  • Support to increase income, save money and build a secure future. 

Since SCIAF was founded in 1965 we have changed millions of people’s lives through humanitarian work across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and by providing the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. 

Alistair Dutton, Chief Executive of SCIAF, said:

The world is facing a hunger crisis at a scale we haven’t seen before. We are all facing rising food costs but the poorest in the world are in danger of being killed by famine. We must act urgently to help the world’s poorest people who cannot feed their families and fear the worst.

SCIAF works around the world and the farming practices we promote, the seeds and tools we provide, help people reliably grow the food they desperately need to feed and provide for their families. These methods work and help stop hunger for those in greatest danger, like those in South Sudan.