Join believers worldwide responding to the worst famine of our time.

More people are facing famine today than anytime in modern history. More than 850,000 children are at risk of starvation in East Africa.

We have joined the World Council of Churches, All Africa Conference of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and more than 100 ecumenical partners representing 1 billion Christians responding to the largest hunger crisis of our time.


More than 20 million face famine

  • Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen on the brink of famine.
  • Millions more in Kenya and Ethiopia are suffering from drought and food shortages.
  • 1.4 million children are severely malnourished. If left untreated, more than one-third of these children will die from starvation and disease.
  • The Church has a unique voice in making a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering. 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” 

- Matthew 25:35 (NIV)


Download FREE resources to lead your church or family:

Prayer Guide and Presentation Slides to lift up specific prayer requests

Videos to share the need, hope, and how to live out Jesus’s call in Matthew 25

Social Media kit to share and invite others through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Church bulletin and pastor talking points to involve the whole congregation

Fact Sheet & FAQ to learn more about the famines and what to pray for 

Looking for where to donate? Find ways to make a difference here.


The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine took place on May 21, 2017, when believers joined together across different countries, languages, and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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