Who goes hungry Impact of hunger Ways you can help
In Uganda, 1 in 6 children may not know where they will get their next meal. For the more than 7 million kids in Uganda facing hunger, getting the energy they need to learn and grow can be a daily challenge.
Children facing hunger may struggle in school — and beyond. They are more likely to: repeat a grade in elementary school, experience developmental impairments in areas like language and motor skills and have more social and behavioral problems.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILD FACES HUNGER?
Kids who don’t get enough to eat — especially during their first three years — begin life at a serious disadvantage. When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospitalized and they face higher risks of health conditions like anemia and asthma. And as they grow up, kids struggling to get enough to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations.
Children struggling with hunger come from families who are struggling, too. Children facing hunger often grow up in a family where a parent or parents also face hunger.
A family of four facing hunger may be in need of 36 additional meals a month simply because they don’t have money to buy enough food. 84% of households report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat. 21% of children in households at risk of hunger may be forced to rely exclusively on charitable organizations to make ends meet.
Setting up children for a
lifetime of success
We have a responsibility to the next generation to give them every opportunity to succeed — which in turn will strengthen our communities and our country. That’s why advocating for children facing hunger is a main priority of Food Rights Alliance, but we can’t do it without your help.
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For every dollar amount you donate, Food Rights Alliance advocates for initiative setups, local and global partnerships for mobilising attention and action on the immediate causes of child hunger and undernutrition.