East Africa Crisis Appeal
People are dying daily from hunger and malnutrition across East Africa. This is the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people face starvation and nearly 5 million people urgently need food. The crisis follows more that three years of devastating conflict, which has left millions of people without a safe place to call home.
The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia where 14 million people are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in 50 years. In Somalia alone, over 360,000 children under five are extremely malnourished.
How your donation will help
With your help, we will provide school meals to children, give cash and food vouchers to families, and repair water sources.
In Kenya and Ethiopia, our partners are ready to respond in some of the worst-affected areas. In Somalia, we plan to work with our ACT Alliance sister agencies to provide support.
In South Sudan, our partners have long been providing life-saving humanitarian assistance: distributing seeds, farming tools and fishing gear so families can access nutritious food. We have also provided agricultural training, repaired community water points, built latrines and handed out sanitation and hygiene supplies.
How can you help?
Ways you and your church can support our appeal:
Donate- give directly to this appeal
Church collection - contact us to order your envelopes.
Email our Dublin office: Dublin@christian-aid.org or telephone 01 496 7040.
Email our Belfast office: Belfast@christian-aid.org or telephone 028 9064 8133
Elderly Couple left behind in Kenya
Tesso Yattani Abudo, 65, and her husband Abudo Hurri, 85, have no access to food. The elderly couple live in a village in northern Kenya which has been hit by the severe drought.
The rest of their family have migrated with their livestock to keep the cattle alive. Left behind, they are now caring for their grandchildren, including their grandson (pictured), but struggle to find enough to eat each day.
The couple are surviving on relief from the county government. But this help comes irregularly – and because of their age, they find it hard to chew the maize and beans they receive.
Photo credit: Dub Guyo, project manager, PACIDA.