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Project information

World Vision East Africa Crisis Appeal

Tens of thousands of children could starve to death as famine, food and water shortages affect 2.2 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia.

World Vision is on the ground responding but urgently needs funding now to prevent more children dying from hunger.

6 months

Charity information: World Vision

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  • Need


    Tens of thousands of children could starve to death as famine, food and water shortages affect 22 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia.

    More than 3.5 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition. The hunger crisis is caused by drought, conflict and political instability and is forcing people to migrate into areas affected by conflict and putting children at huge risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.


    World Vision has a longstanding presence in all four countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, implementing humanitarian and development programming.
    We are expanding our support to those affected by the East Africa Crisis to benefit 2.2 million people in the next six months. Our response will target the health and nutrition, child protection, livelihood, shelter, education and water and sanitation needs of the most vulnerable.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide life-saving assistance to 2.2 million affected people in East Africa.


    » Support treatment for malnourished children by providing nutrition food for families in need, and support access to essential primary healthcare.
    » Support access to clean and safe water for drinking and other household use, and support access to safe and appropriate shelter.
    » Provide protection services especially to vulnerable children and survivors of gender based violence.
    » Help strengthen household and community livelihoods and resilience to disaster.

    What success will look like

    Our aim is to help children survive, thrive and return to school.

  • Impact


    We will work to ensure families are healthy and thriving with enough to eat, clean water to drink and adequate shelter and healthcare. We will also work to ensure children are safe and that their families have the resources to look after them and recover from this crisis.


    Some of the affected people are in areas which are difficult to access due to their remoteness and ongoing insecurity from armed groups. World Vision has experience of working successfully in remote rural areas through appropriate transport and supply chain management. Critically we also have plans in place to ensure our staff are protected. We also work closely with local leaders and other actors to make sure risks are monitored and addressed appropriately.


    We will include updates on our website Six and twelve month reports are available upon request.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000,000 Aid Providing life-saving assistance to 2.2 million affected people in East Africa
  • Background


    Those affected by the crisis in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia


    2.2 million affected people in the next six months.

    We will target the poorest and most vulnerable including those with children under five years who are malnourished, pregnant and breastfeeding women, female-headed households or households with orphans, disabled bread winners, or elderly. We will also prioritise those whose livelihood assets were completely depleted, and socially excluded individuals such as those from a minority class.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling root causes of poverty and injustice. We have been providing support to vulnerable people in these countries for over 50 years and have a strong team in place who are scaling up operations to address the increasing needs.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Bell, Humanitarian Operations Manager, WVUK

    David will be assisting our staff in East Africa to ensure the funds are used effectively to benefit the most vulnerable children.