Today, Ethiopia remains one of Africa’s poorest countries. Regions in West and East Africa are experiencing the worst food crises in recent years. Survival of millions of children across the Horn of Africa is threatened by a deadly combination of high food prices, armed conflict and crop failure. Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths.
Prices for basic food like rice, maize, wheat, oil, sugar and salt are skyrocketing, threatening food security, and forcing millions of the world’s poorest children into severe malnourishment and starvation.
This holiday season we challenge YOU to give up 1 latte, 1 pack of gum or 1 small Christmas present in exchange for food security for needy children.