Children and Families in the Horn of Africa are in Crisis
The region of eastern Africa—which includes Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea and Uganda—is suffering from its worst drought in 40 years. Climate change has caused temperatures to rise, disturbing the rainfall cycle. Crops can’t grow on dry farmland and livestock are dying by the millions.
To make matters worse, the war in Ukraine is driving up the prices of food, fuel and fertilizers. People simply can’t afford to feed their families.
Around 16 million people are facing acute hunger, malnutrition and thirst: including at least 10 million children. If the drought continues, an estimated 20 million people will need urgent help by September.
It’s not too late to avert a catastrophic famine—but we must act now.
Children and families are suffering from hunger. Please help right away!