Child in Somalia suffering from severe malnutrition
Child in Somalia suffering from severe malnutrition


Boxes of Aquatabs water purification tablets are moved around a warehouse.

£28 could provide 10,000 water purification tablets

A child eats a nutritious high-energy biscuit, a simple way to guard against malnutrition in an emergency.

£15 could help provide life-saving therapeutic food to treat a child with malnutrition

£5 could provide de-worming kits for 135 children

Your fundraising will go to buy sachets of specially-formulated salts that can help save the lives of children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£62 could provide life-saving oral rehydration salts to help at least 200 children

£40 could provide a course of life-saving therapeutic food to treat a child with malnutrition

£32 could provide vitamin sprinkles for 4 toddlers for a year

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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.

Donate now.


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.

10-year-old Hibo carries water in a jerrycan Somalia.

10-year-old Hibo is one millions of children displaced across East Africa. In search of food and water, Hibo and her family left their home in Dollow, Somalia, and walked for 10 days to reach their nearest temporary camp. We are working to provide safe water to children facing drought across East Africa, like Hibo.