Emergency food crisis: hunger in East Africa

East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. More than 22 million people are affected by the drought in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, and at least 15 million are going hungry.

The drought has caused crops to fail and cattle to die while the lack of clean water increases the threat of cholera and other diseases.

Brutal war in South Sudan has forced 4.2 million people to flee their homes and left more than 7 million people in dire need of some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. There have been over 43,000 cases of acute watery diarrhoea in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Oxfam is already on the ground delivering lifesaving food and water to families in need. But we need your help to do more.

You can save lives today. Please donate urgently to help people facing starvation across South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Note: Should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, Oxfam Australia will direct donations to our International Crisis Fund to enable us to rapidly address emergencies as they occur. 

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