Project information

East Africa Food Crisis Appeal 2017

Across the East and Horn of Africa, people are dying every day from hunger and malnutrition. 16 million lives hang in the balance.

Ongoing

Charity information: Christian Aid

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  • Need

    Need

    Across the East and Horn of Africa, people are dying every day from hunger and malnutrition. 16 million lives hang in the balance.

    Solution

    With your help, we will provide school meals to children, give cash and food vouchers to families, and repair water sources.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Christian Aid’s experienced partners are responding in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

    Activities

    » In Kenya and Ethiopia, we’re distributing food vouchers to families in the most need, helping them to survive.
    » In South Sudan, our partners are giving communities access to clean water and provide farmers with fishing equipment to help secure nutritious food.
    » The ACT Alliance partnership will be responding in Somalia.

    Working with our local partners to ensure families and children can access emergency aid.


  • Impact

    Impact

    In South Sudan, our partners have long been providing life-saving help: distributing seeds, farming tools and fishing gear so families can access nutritious food. We have also provided agricultural training, repaired community water points, built latrines and handed out sanitation and hygiene supplies.

    Risk

    The large scale of the emergency - famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people face starvation. The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia: some 14 million people there are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in half a century. The situation is deteriorating rapidly. A major catastrophe is unfolding. We must act now.

    Reporting

    Thank-you letters to donors, as well as regular updates on our website - www.christianaid.org.uk

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Food Aid Working with local partners to provide food aid to communities
  • Background

    Location

    Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people face starvation and nearly 5 million people urgently need food.

    The situation is also grave in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia where 14 million people are going hungry every day, caught up in the region’s worst drought in 50 years. In Somalia alone, over 360,000 children under five are extremely malnourished

    Beneficiaries

    Families and children in East Africa provided with emergency food aid and repaired water sources.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Christian Aid and our partners have long had a presence in East Africa, and already have the networks and expertise to act quickly in an emergency.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Christian Aid

    Humanitarian Team