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Hunger and conflict

Hunger and conflict

Weapons come in all shapes and sizes. Bullets and bombs might be the most visible, but hunger is conflict’s silent killer.

Conflict is threatening innocent lives in more ways than one. While millions of people who’ve been displaced by conflict experience extreme food shortages, hunger is also being used as a deliberate tactic in conflict zones.

Right now, crops are being burnt, access to markets blocked, and food supplies cut off. People are being tactically pushed towards poverty, malnutrition and starvation. With no sign of this slowing, Concern is determined to disarm hunger.

Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive
Our choices and our actions matter more than ever. If we are to build a world without famine and devastating hunger, we cannot ignore those who will simply starve while no one seems to be watching.
Dominic MacSorley - Chief Executive, Concern Worldwide

What is Nothing Kills Like Hunger?

Nothing Kills Like Hunger is a new campaign that aims to bring people together across every generation to bring an end to global hunger.

We believe that it is unacceptable that people across the world are dying from hunger today, often due to the deliberate use of hunger as a weapon of war.

  • 60% of the world's hungry people live in conflict zones
  • Children living in conflict zones are more likely to die as a result of hunger and related disease than conflict

We all have a responsibility to act now to end the suffering caused by hunger so get involved with the Nothing Kills Like Hunger movement to play your part.

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The link between conflict and hunger

How does conflict drive hunger?

When we think of conflict, scenes of gunfire and bombing are often what comes to mind. This is what we see on television and in the media.

However, surviving this violence is only one of the challenges faced by those living in conflict-affected areas. Hunger is often a much more gruelling and deadly weapon.

In conflict zones around the world, hunger is being deliberately weaponised by warring parties, with crops and livestock destroyed, access to markets cut off, and civilians denied access to food.

Individuals may survive the immediate consequences of conflict but they can still face a slow and torturous death from hunger even after they've escaped the fighting. 

In 2021, there should be no place for famine or hunger in the world. Yet, it is happening.

What can be done to stop it?

What can global leaders do?

What does Concern do to fight hunger?

Get involved

Over the coming year, we will be launching fundraising and activism campaigns to support those impacted by conflict and call on those in power to prevent hunger being used as a weapon of war.

You can donate today to provide lifesaving food to families living in conflict zones - every euro makes a huge difference to those suffering from hunger.

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Nothing Kills Like Hunger appeal

Help families facing their biggest threat yet: hunger

  • Today, more than 800 million people in the world are battling hunger

  • 60% of the world's hungry people live in conflict zones

  • We can't un-detonate a bomb but your donation will help provide lifesaving food

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