Workers gather sacks of grain from the site of a World Food Programme airdrop. Ganyiel, Unity State, South Sudan 2016.. Matt Black

Help Save Truth from Becoming a Casualty of War

Dear Friends,

For the first time in three decades, four countries are on the verge of famine. These famines are not natural disasters, they are man-made. Crisis Group’s experts are on the ground in each country, talking to all sides and identifying opportunities to resolve the wars that are starving millions of people. I hope you will help our efforts by making a gift to Crisis Group today.

Starvation is being used as a weapon of war

The threat of widespread famine is a direct effect of prolonged deadly conflict. Solving these political crises is essential to relieving the chronic hunger that has spread across Yemen, South SudanSomalia, and Nigeria. Crisis Group’s special reporting and advocacy on this issue aims to devise steps that can help the more than twenty million people - including millions of children - who are at risk of starvation in these four nations.

Humanitarian aid is essential but, alone, can only provide a temporary fix. To achieve lasting peace in these crises as well as the other 70+ conflicts and potential conflicts Crisis Group covers, the root causes of mass suffering must be addressed. That is why investing in conflict prevention and resolution is vital to global peace and security.

Your support is needed now more than ever

Conflict is on the rise for the first time in three decades and more than 65 million people have fled their homes due to war and violence – the most massive displacement of people since the Second World War.

With your help, Crisis Group can continue its vital work to understand and explain the politics driving these heartbreaking crises, as well as identify opportunities and advocate measures to end conflict and save hundreds of thousands of lives. Please join us by making a gift today.

With your support, we will continue our work to reverse the current trends toward violence, and pave new roads toward peace.

Yours sincerely,

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

President & CEO
International Crisis Group

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