East Africa Hunger appeal
Ethiopia is on the brink of famine after its worst drought in 40 years. Will you help families survive this hunger crisis?
East Africa is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in recent history. The situation is dire, with over 23 million people facing dangerous levels of hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, and 7 million people in South Sudan.
It is estimated that one person is dying every 48 seconds from hunger in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia and millions more are at risk of starvation. We’re working with local communities to prevent the situation getting worse, but we need your support to reach vulnerable children and their parents with the emergency food they desperately need.
Please, will you give a gift today to help families across East Africa survive hunger?
7.2 million people in Ethiopia, like Amal and her children, are waking up hungry every day. In some parts of the country, people are facing famine-like conditions, which is affecting women and children the worst.
Like many people living in Ethiopia, Amal’s family are reliant on the land for their livelihood. But without any sufficient rain since April 2021, herds have dwindled and crops have died. Now Amal’s family are among the millions who are struggling to feed themselves.
Amal’s reserves had dwindled to just dried food and wheat when we met her. Without being able to afford more nutritious food, her young children had become dangerously weak and undernourished. They were diagnosed with acute malnutrition at the local health centre, where thankfully they were given emergency food and vitamins to recover.
Thanks to supporters like you, we have been able to reach Amal and families in her community with emergency cash transfers. This means she can buy enough nutritious food, like vegetables, to keep her whole family healthy and prevent her children from becoming malnourished.
A gift today could fund life-saving support for families facing starvation:
Emergency food: Help us provide life-saving therapeutic food to severely malnourished children.
Cash transfers: Families who have nothing left need emergency cash transfers so they can buy the food they desperately need.
Medical support: Give our specialist teams in the 870 Health Centres we support across East Africa the vital equipment they need to treat malnutrition and help families stay healthy.
The number of people facing extreme hunger across East Africa is growing every day. There is no time to lose.