World Vision Expresses Grave Concern About Global Food Crisis

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World Vision Expresses Grave Concern About Global Food Crisis, Calls on Congress to Approve Additional International Food Assistance

SEATTLE (May 11, 2022) —World Vision President and CEO, Edgar Sandoval Sr., issued the below statement following testimony of David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program to U.S. Congress on the global hunger crisis:  

“Across the globe, 45 million people, half of them children, are one step away from starvation. I believe this grieves the heart of God. Children and their families are victims of a triple threat: conflict, weather extremes, and COVID-19 which has exacerbated food insecurity. Furthermore, the crisis in Ukraine is compounding this insecurity as the region accounts for one third of the global market’s wheat supply. As the World Food Program’s largest implementing partner, we echo the grave concerns shared in today’s hearing and appreciate that the House has already acted to respond to humanitarian needs, including hunger. We hope the Senate will pass the bill quickly and get it to the President’s desk.  It’s the right thing to do.”

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.