We’re building a world where no one dies from hunger and malnutrition.
Families in East Africa face a devastating famine this year.
With the worst drought in 40 years and escalating food prices as a result of the war in Ukraine, there’s a looming hunger crisis. Millions of children are at risk of severe hunger.
We work across East Africa, but we don’t have the funding we need to cope with the scale of this crisis. We need your help to do more.
How big is the crisis in East Africa?
Right now, families in East Africa are facing unprecedented levels of hunger and malnutrition. The rates of life-threatening hunger are staggering.
Just a few months ago, in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia roughly 23 million people didn’t have enough food to eat. But now 50 million people across East Africa are being pushed towards starvation.
Harvests are failing and livestock are dying, so there’s less food available. And the food that’s available is getting more and more expensive – meaning the most vulnerable families can’t get the basics they need to survive.
Despite all of this, we know that hunger is preventable.