People are experiencing record-levels of hunger. The United Nations recently reported “… 41 million people in 43 countries ‘are teetering on the very edge of famine’, up from 27 million two years ago.”
Currently three main factors are driving the spike in global hunger: conflict, catastrophe, and COVID-19. Together they are converging to create unprecedented suffering.
You can help now by rushing meals to people struggling to survive. Every 30 cents you give provides a meal to a hungry person in one of the toughest places on earth. Your donation will put nutritious meals into the hands of those suffering most — and will provide opportunities for local Unto® staff teams to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal hope.
Over the next three months Unto plans to send more than 1.3 million meals to suffering people in seven countries. Many of these places are experiencing record levels of hunger — quickly approaching famine levels. They need our help now.
Your gift will meet immediate physical needs — and share the message of Jesus with those living in war-torn villages, orphanages, refugee camps, and other tough places.
Right now one of the toughest places to live is Ethiopia — people who live there are experiencing a humanitarian crisis like never before. Over the past year, civil war has forced 2 million Ethiopians from their homes. More than 5 million individuals do not have enough to eat. Acute hunger is sweeping across the land.
The situation is tragic — but you can help! Our local staff teams are on the ground and mobilized to serve. Your gift today will rush meals to suffering people in Ethiopia, and other tough places, and will give them opportunities to hear about the eternal hope of Jesus.
It takes just 13 cents to provide a meal — and express the kindness of Jesus at a time when people need it most.
Will you help rush meals to families facing starvation today?
In South Sudan millions of people face severe food insecurity. Famine is looming. Years of civil war have left families displaced from their homes and unable to access the nutrition they need. Recent floods, droughts, and locust plagues have further destroyed food supplies. COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains and caused economic shocks, leaving people in further need of assistance.
Pastor Jasper* serves in a Kenyan community in South Sudan where people struggle to access enough food. Recently he distributed meals provided by Unto to those who live right around his church.
I am grateful to Unto and their donors for considering my church with the food. The following Sunday, after we distributed the food to neighbors, the church was full, and this time not only Kenyan but South Sudanese nationals. I preached, and many gave their lives to Jesus, including one prostitute who is a neighbor to our church.
That is the difference your gift can make! Your donation allows local team members to meet immediate needs. As people experience the kindness of Jesus, they want to know more about God’s love. Our staff team members are able to share about Jesus, and they often have the joy of seeing people respond to the message of eternal hope.
*Name changed for security purposes.
For nearly 30 years, Unto has leveraged strategic global partnerships and the service of dedicated volunteers to relieve suffering through humanitarian aid in more than 75 countries. Unto serves people around the world as part of Cru’s diverse, 190-country network.