Bread's Response to Hunger Hotspots in Gaza and Around the World


In a world grappling with the challenges of hunger and conflict, the significance of our mission at Bread for the World is unparalleled. We encourage you to explore the resources available on this site, offer prayers for the people of Gaza and countless other nations worldwide, and engage in meaningful action.

Learn more about the 5 worst hunger hotspots in the world right now

Speak up: We can speak up together for hunger crises
in Gaza and around the world

Sadly, Gaza’s suffering is only one chapter in a global narrative of hunger and despair. The world stands amid the gravest hunger crisis of our generation, with up to a staggering 783 million people enduring chronic hunger. Among these, 47 million individuals in 54 countries face hunger at “emergency” levels or worse, as reported by the World Food Programme.

Join us in prayer

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
–Psalm 46:1-3 (NRSV)
Let us pray.

O God,
Storms rise.
Wars rage.
Hunger spreads like wildfire.
Cooperation comes to a screeching halt.
And it seems that the world is crumbling around us.

But in the resurrection we are promised something new.

The sun is dark.
The curtain tears.
Evil seems to have won.
And yet death is overcome.
New life emerges from a tomb.
God we trust that in the crumbling
You have a plan for new life.
We have seen it again and again.
We believe. Help our unbelief.
In Jesus’ name we pray.