DONATE TO PROTECT
children IN EAST AFRICA
Help protect children from the crisis in East Africa
Escalated by the war in Ukraine, the relentless drought, and soaring food prices, crisis is building and children in East Africa 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 on the brink of famine. At least 20 million children are facing severe drought conditions.
Four failed rainy seasons in a row have killed livestock and crops – a vital life source. This has driven over 7 million people from their homes in search of food.
Soaring prices of food, fuel and fertiliser due to the Ukraine war 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.