What is global hunger?
Every day, millions of people eat only a bare minimum of food to keep themselves alive. Every night they go to bed unsure if there’ll be enough food to eat tomorrow.
People who are chronically hungry are undernourished. Undernourished children don’t develop as quickly as they should and are more vulnerable to diseases and infections.
There is no easy answer to hunger. In a hunger emergency, aid agencies like World Vision try to help as many people as possible through feeding programs for children, and providing clean water and health services to prevent the spread of disease.
But in the long term, it’s important to help communities develop better ways to grow crops, to teach parents about good nutrition and provide opportunities for families to learn new ways to earn money, so if their crops fail, they won’t go hungry.
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