When there is no food assistance: breaking our promise to the world's most vulnerable children

When there is no food assistance: breaking our promise to the world's most vulnerable children

National governments have the primary responsibility for meeting their citizens’ food and nutrition needs, but when a government is unable to do so international food assistance is a critical global safety net for the world’s most vulnerable men, women and children.

Global funding shortages for food assistance and other humanitarian programmes are strong evidence of a global humanitarian system that is stretched beyond its limits. With one of the strongest El Niño events on record gaining strength and putting the lives and livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable women, men and children at increased risk, this can only get worse.

National governments and the international community must act now to protect lives and livelihoods across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.

This policy brief by World Vision recommends the following

  • Find new money to fund emergencies.
  • Protect lives and livelihoods.
  • Build long-term resilience