Every 48 seconds one person in East Africa is dying from hunger
In East Africa, conflicts have forced millions of people into extreme hunger. The climate crisis is now exacerbating an already dire situation. We are in the middle of a human-induced and entirely preventable disaster.
Extreme weather events have become more frequent and more intense. In Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, three consecutive years of poor rainy seasons have thrown communities into devastating droughts. Without water, food cannot grow, livestock perish and human lives are at risk.
These people are the innocent casualties of the climate crisis and they are slipping deeper into poverty through no fault of their own.
- Kenya: 3.5 million people at crisis levels
- Somalia: 350,000 children at risk of dying
- Ethiopia: Facing famine-like conditions
Millions of people are facing extreme hunger. They need your help.
Mareya stands among the carcasses of her livestock. Of the 50 animals she owned, only seven remain.
“There was grass, there were no diseases, and people and animals were healthy. Now there is a drought. The town is suffering. The drought has wiped out livestock… Children are all malnourished, elderly people are the same… It is not their age, but hunger.”
– Mareya, Kenya
Sankuus’s crops failed due to drought cause by extreme weather. His wife had to walk hours each day to get water, until one day, she tragically died on the way to the river.
“The wells have dried up. The camels are unable to stand on their feet… The women go as far as 7km to fetch water on their back. The women come home in bad condition… We fear another death.”
– Sankuus, Kenya
At age 20, Hafsa carries a heavy load in her hands and her heart. The drought forced her family to seek help at a camp for displaced people.
“I came 10 days ago from my village. My husband took me and the two children to this camp. I have two children, my daughter is one year and a half, my son is five years old… We used to have more than 150 goats, all of them but two have died because of the drought.”
Please donate now to provide urgently needed food and water.
Your donation can help provide much needed support
This unnatural disaster can’t be met by one person alone. It needs the global village — including you — to work together. Your donation today help provide immediate support for families affected by climate change and drought. Together, we can help provide:
Food for the hungry
Your generosity could go towards urgently needed food parcels, packed with nutritious, high-energy foods.
Your compassion could help provide clean water and hygiene kits with soap, a jerrycan and water purification tablets to save lives.
Your kindness could help provide climate-resilient seeds, plus tools and training so families can start a drought-resistant farm.
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