Make a donation today to help children in East Africa

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Keep children safe from
the devastating drought in East Africa

£18 could provide 5,000 water purifying tablets to give families clean, safe water.

£15 could help provide life-saving therapeutic milk to treat two severely malnourished children.

£5 could help provide life-saving food for a child for a week.

UNICEF’s family hygiene and dignity kit contain a bucket, washing powder, bars of soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste, washable napkins among others. Photo by Kazutaka Sekine

£54 could provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families affected by the food crisis.

£36 could provide 10,000 water purification tablets to help families purify water in emergency situations.

£24 could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to bring one severely malnourished child back to health.

Sorry, we can only process donations of £1 and above due to admin costs.


Across east Africa, drought, war and lack of food mean millions of children and their families are facing starvation. More than 880,000 children are severely malnourished and need immediate life-saving food. Without this help, one in five of these children could die.

How will my donation help children?

Unicef is right now providing life-saving supplies and services to children in danger in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Unicef supplies of clean water, life-saving food and vaccines are helping to keep children safe from the effects of drought and conflict.

Without enough food and clean water, children’s lives are in extreme danger – we need your help.

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 us save lives. Please donate today and help us reach more desperately hungry children across East Africa.

 For the first 12 months, monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the East Africa food crisis. After that they will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to the Children’s Emergency Fund.