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Drought destroying young lives

In Turkana, Kenya, Peter and his younger brother Samson hunt for squirrels and stones: squirrels to eat and stones to mark their mother’s grave.

In April, their mum died of hunger. Before that their father was killed in a cattle raid. Now the boys, just 12 and 10 years old, are orphans.

“The drought has finished all the animals,” said Samson. “Now it is killing people.”

Community leader, Christopher Amodoi, explained how the drought had devastated his community. “Our main enemy is hunger,” he said.

Samson is teaching Peter how to create a squirrel trap so they have something to eat. “We have no other food in the house,” said Peter.

Thankfully Peter and Samson will benefit from a food assistance project in Turkana. “They will be among the first to be registered,” said Christopher.

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Helping the most vulnerable

World Vision is on the ground responding right now. In Turkana, we’re partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme to provide food assistance and livelihoods programs.

The World Food Programme is providing monthly provisions of maize, beans and vegetable oil so families have enough food to eat while waiting for their crops grow.

On food distribution day, community members ensure that food is also provided to the most vulnerable – including orphans like Peter and Samson, as well as widows and the elderly.

A World Vision livelihoods project is teaching farmers new and improved farming techniques, and empowering them to take ownership of their lives and their land.

 

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795 million people will go to bed hungry tonight

Around the world, too many families struggle to feed their children a nutritious meal. Through forces beyond their control, like drought or conflict, food is simply unavailable. This has a devastating impact on children’s health and wellbeing.

Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the world’s most critical challenges. But we’re working on a global solution. And you have a vital role to play.

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A food distribution in Central African Republic.

Join us to deliver one of the world’s largest food assistance programs 

Every year, World Vision partners with the United Nations World Food Programme. Thanks to supporters like you, last year this global food assistance program benefited over 1.1 million people.

The World Food Programme provides the food, while World Vision’s global reach and strong community relationships ensure the food is distributed to children and families who need it most.

This means that for every dollar you give, we can deliver food up to 11 times the value of your gift. It’s a powerful partnership – one that couldn’t exist without your support. 

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Your gift will be multiplied up to 11 times to deliver life-saving food assistance to hungry children and families.

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