In Africa, hunger is increasing at an alarming rate. Economic woes, drought and extreme weather are reversing years of progress so that 237 million sub-Saharan Africans are chronically undernourished, more than in any other region. In the whole of Africa, 257 million people are experiencing hunger, which is 20% of the population.
People suffer daily for basic necessities such as food and clean water. Jobs are scarce, and wages are minimal. Many people live on less than £1 a day.
One Nation is providing emergency aid and long-term assistance to families and communities in Africa. Here are some of the ways we help to overcome the root causes of hunger and malnutrition:
- Food assistance, including emergency relief
- Water and sanitation projects to prevent water-related diseases and provide clean water
- Educational programmes
- Self sustainable projects to help people out of the poverty cycle