Across the globe more than 41 million girls, boys, women and men – around half of them children – are at risk of starvation across 43 countries. This is happening in a context where 811 million people worldwide go to bed hungry each night and hunger increased globally by 25% in 2020.
Behind the situation is a set of converging crises, including conflict, the impacts of climate change, and COVID-19’s devastating economic impacts, adding to the deep injustices the pandemic has revealed and exacerbated.
Observing a Weekend of Prayer and Action against Hunger on 16-17 October 2021, the World Council of Churches and a range of ecumenical organizations and partners now invite people and churches around the globe to pray and act for an end to hunger.
A variety of resources ranging from liturgical material and fact sheets to social media assets for sharing across networks have been made available to aid communities in both prayer and action.