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45 year old Axado Xumow Osman and her 8 month old daughter, Fatuma, adan Mukhtar. Fatuma is admitted at Luuq District Hospital for aneamia.

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Horn of Africa Irish Emergency Alliance Appeal

Drought is ravaging Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Desperate families trek for days to try and find food, water and help. Many die of starvation on the way. Mothers and fathers. Grandparents. Children. Beloved babies.  

But you can be a lifesaver today.  

Christian Aid Ireland has joined with six other leading Irish aid agencies to create an urgent, united appeal through The Irish Emergency Alliance. We are appealing for your help to provide life-saving food, water and health care now.   

You can transform a child's life today.

The worst drought in 40 years

Millions of men, women and children in East Africa are being pushed closer and closer to famine.

The worst drought in forty years, along with global food prices soaring due to the war in Ukraine, have led to failed harvests, the death of livestock and water shortages.

This means extreme hunger for many families fighting to survive.

It is not too late to save lives and prevent a devastating famine.  

By donating to the Irish Emergency Alliance today, you can give lasting hope, stop this widespread malnutrition and hunger and help people build a life free from poverty and injustice.

Who is the Irish Emergency Alliance?

The Irish Emergency Alliance is made up of seven Irish international aid charities that will come together to respond to the world’s worst emergencies and natural disasters by providing fast and efficient humanitarian assistance to those most in need. The seven agencies – ActionAid, Christian Aid, Plan International, Self Help Africa, Tearfund, Trócaire and World Vision – have programmes in 85 different countries, giving the Irish Emergency Alliance the global presence necessary to respond quickly to a crisis.

The Irish Emergency Alliance launched its first appeal in September 2020 in response to the global coronavirus crisis and also launched an appeal for Ukraine in March 2022. 

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