Compassion UK’s Food Crisis Appeal: The Latest News

Compassion UK’s Food Crisis Appeal: The Latest News

Last July we launched Compassion UK’s Food Crisis Appeal.

“COVID, conflict, social unrest and natural disasters have all contributed to the current crisis.” Compassion’s Chief Programme Officer, Sidney Muisyo explains:

“Children in poverty remain especially vulnerable to the mounting [global food] crisis. There is the risk of severe undernourishment, which also makes children in poverty very vulnerable to developing dangerous, life-threatening diseases. The crisis also increases the chances that they will be exploited or kept from pursuing their education.”

With inflation rates rising around the world, and food supply chains suffering from worsening insecurity, the situation facing millions of families has become increasingly desperate.

But with your support, Compassion is responding

Your support is having an immense impact on Compassion’s local response to the Food Crisis facing millions across the globe. Your generosity has been empowering our church partners to take action and tackle food insecurity in their local communities.

Thanks to your donations, we’ve been able to provide emergency food and financial assistance to those in need.

To date:

  • 255,697 households have received food packs, benefitting an estimated 1,133,000 individuals.
  • 33,232 households have been given cash transfers to empower parents and caregivers to make decisions about the best way to support their families.
  • In addition, 22,655 households have been provided with agriculture support.
  • 14,681 households have been equipped with sanitation and hygiene resources.

Our church partners have also been working to build long-term food resilience in their communities. In Peru, for example, we’ve been able to build greenhouses for families affected by drought, allowing them to grow food and protect it from the volatile elements.

We’ve also provided agriculture support, including the distribution of seeds, fertilisers, livestock, and training on building and maintaining home gardens and small-scale farms. And where needed, we’ve equipped families with sanitation resources, including soap and safe water supplies.

The difference a food package makes

In Kenya, single-father James saw his entire flock wiped-out through starvation from a long-running drought. Extreme cattle loss has affected the livelihoods of many families in Kenya.  

James says, “The church, in partnership with Compassion, is helping us through my son… I always pray to God for help.” Compassion partners with local churches to serve those most in need within their communities. 

Watch this film where James shares about the difference it has been made to receive emergency food assistance. 

Could you support a family like James’ today? Your donation of £54 could provide food packs to feed a family of six for two months.

Donate today

We want to thank you for your ongoing support, your prayers and your generosity.

Please join us in continuing to support our church partners in prayer as they address food insecurity and its knock-on impacts. We’ve collated some prayer points to help guide you here:

More prayer resources

You can learn more about the impact of your donations and listen to a podcast update from our disaster resilience expert on the Compassion UK App.

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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.