A Global Day of Prayer to End Famine is taking place on May 21, 2017, declared by organizations around the world including World Vision. More people are facing famine today than any time in modern history. Millions more risk starvation from drought and food shortages.

More than 20 million men, women, and children face famine in the world today.

  • Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan. Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are on the brink of famine.
  • Millions 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.

One Day to Come Together

Join us in prayer on May 21 and invite others to do the same. You will be a part of a community coming together from different countries, communities, traditions, and languages. Click here for resources for yourself, church, small group, and to use on social media.



Photo: Amadru’s body language changed as soon as a World Vision staff offered to help get the meals for her. © World Vision


  • In this time of hardship and suffering, I hope that happiness can once more fill hearts of hate and bring comfort. For the children who are in fear and have dreams, I stand with you in in this time of darkness. Let the light of peace trace this earth and bring back what was lost.
    For girls and women without hope, know that you are smart and loved, and that anything is possible. You have the right to say no, be strong when they are weak, and smile with hope that one day things will be well as they used to be. When faced with fear, know that you are not alone, that others stand by what you do and say.

  • What the most vulnerable should have equal access to the provision that even poor Americans have. For disease treatment we are researching the effects of cow or oat milk and bananas for the treatment of malaria, HIV-AIDS for the milk and bananas for the treatment of leprosy. We are looking for science based support of the tenants and have a scientific basis for looking at the milk molecules that may be an effective treatment and we are looking into scientific evidence for a linkage between banana consumption and leprosy. Both milk, cow or goat, and bananas are available to the most vulnerable in our world.
    May God’s blessings cover you like a warm blanket in the night.
    Jeremiah 29: 11 and Micah 6: 8


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