East Africa Food Crisis

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Famine declared in South Sudan - Please can you help

A mass nutrition screening of pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under five at Mayen Ulem, Aweil North, South Sudan. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.

Famine has been declared in South Sudan - the first to be announced in any part of the world in 6 years.

The South Sudanese government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation in Unity State. An estimated 3.5 million people are in critical need of emergency food assistance.

Famine is also threatening Somalia, while Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing significant food shortages.  Millions of people have seen their crops and livestock decimated. Throughout the East Africa region, 24 million people are now facing the threat of severe hunger from drought and conflict.

Please will you give £25, or whatever you can afford, now to help us provide urgent emergency supplies?

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Concern is on the ground responding to this crisis in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. We need your support to provide food, clean water and urgent healthcare to some of the most severely affected people, including women and children who face the greatest risk. 

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Please give whatever you can today to help people who are in critical need of emergency assistance. We must act now before it's too late.