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East Africa Crisis Appeal

EMERGENCY ALERT: Millions are at risk of starvation.

A famine has gripped South Sudan and a hunger crisis is ravaging other parts of East Africa.

Over 20 years of conflict and upheaval, we have been one of the largest providers of emergency support. Today, we are well placed to rescue lives.

Our projects will be continue based on people's needs, which may last for several months and potentially longer.

Charity information: International Rescue Committee UK

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  • Need


    We need to prevent the famine which has gripped South Sudan and the hunger crisis ravaging Somalia and other parts of East Africa from spreading.


    Our projects will provide emergency health care, nutrition support and other critical services to families in South Sudan, Somalia and across East Africa. We already have specialist staff on the ground providing vital humanitarian assistance to people in need.

    Your support will help us save as many lives as possible.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Prevent starvation for peope at risk of famine and support millions more who are food insecure.


    » > Provide emergency health care
    » > Provide nutrition support
    » > Provide other critical services to families

    What success will look like

    Vulnerable people's lives saved across East Africa

  • Impact


    We will save lives, protect children, and rebuild livelihoods.


    The scale of the problem in East Africa is severe. There are daily challenges in delivering aid to millions of people in need.

    Ongoing conflict and violence affects our ability to deliver aid to the most vulnerable people, particularly those in remote communities.

    Moreover, if we do not raise significant funds to put our emergency response plans into action, lives could be lost.


    Email communications will be sent to supporters on our humanitarian response in the region.

    We can also produce impact reports from affected countries.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Emergency response - Phase one Urgently required aid for crisis in East Africa
  • Background


    The IRC is supporting people in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya,and Somalia.

    In South Sudan, we are focusing our efforts in the Central Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity and Lakes states.


    There are 20 million people facing food shortages in the region. The UN states that this is the worst crisis since 1945.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in southern Sudan for over 20 years, offering emergency assistance throughout decades of war.

    While we have been forced periodically to suspend our efforts due to violence, the IRC continues to provide life-saving support to vulnerable South Sudanese in hard-to- reach areas.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tim Jenner

    Emergency Funding Manager