DONATE TO PROTECT
children IN EAST AFRICA
Help protect children from the crisis in East Africa
Triggered by prolonged droughts, ensuing floods and soaring food prices, crisis is building in East Africa and children are caught in the middle.
Millions of children are going hungry. Without access to nutritious food and safe water, 1.5 million children across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are at risk of severe acute malnutrition.
Just £40 could provide a course of life-saving therapeutic food to treat a child with malnutrition.
Donate to our Emergency Appeal now.
What is happening?
East Africa is in the grips of a climate crisis. Over 20 million children are facing severe climate shocks.
Four failed rainy seasons in a row killed livestock and crops – a vital life source. This was followed by severe flooding in many areas, all of which has resulted in over 14 million children lacking access to safe water and over 12 million children in need of food assistance.
Soaring prices of food, fuel and fertiliser, exacerbated by insecurity in Ukraine and Russia, has meant that crisis is building upon crisis.
But if we act now, we can help.
What are we doing in East Africa?
We are providing urgent life-saving support to millions of people. Last year we provided:
- Over 800,000 children under 5 years with treatment for severe acute malnutrition
- Access to clean water and sanitation for 3.9 million people
- Life-saving health services and supplies for 2.1 million women and children
- Access to education and school meals for 190,000 children
- Vaccinations against deadly diseases such as measles for 2.3 million children
- 570,000 people with mental health and wellbeing support
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699.
You can help protect children across East Africa. Will you donate today?
For the first 6 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go towards funding our work to support children affected by the East Africa crisis. After that, donations will go to support our work around the world. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed what’s needed for the appeal, we will direct any excess funds to support our work to help keep children safe and healthy around the world.