Severe drought, famines and conflict have left millions of people across Africa in urgent need of help. Your donation can provide much needed support to communities facing hunger, poverty, displacement and COVID-19.
Across Africa, thousands of families have been displaced by conflict and natural disasters.
Extreme drought means that millions across Africa are facing an urgent food shortage.
Your support is urgently needed to provide lifesaving assistance to as many as 9.4 million people in Ethiopia.
The ongoing conflict across Ethiopia has destroyed health facilities; slowed the rate of lifesaving COVID-19, polio and measles vaccinations and left families across the region at risk of famine and malnutrition.
Fearing for their lives, thousands of families have fled to safety in other parts of Ethiopia and neighbouring countries - many of them women, children, the elderly and sick people.
There is no end in sight for the conflict, and it is only getting worse.
This is as the region battles the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to face what the UN described as the worst locust plague in 25 years which destroyed crops across the country and left millions without their harvest after months of labour.
Your lifesaving assistance is urgently needed for the people across Africa affected by the food crisis and conflict.
We’re working with our partners on the ground to bring vital aid to vulnerable families in Ethiopia.
Since the outbreak of conflict the humanitarian need in Ethiopia has been rapidly outpacing aid. Your generous support can make an enormous difference to tackle this enormous crisis and help to save millions of lives.
The region is facing numerous simultaneous crises:
Faced with these challenges, many families that have long struggled to grow enough to eat will find themselves with no food at all.
Women and girls are particularly at risk during droughts, as they need to spend more and more time collecting water for the family, taking them away from school.
Many families lack access to adequate healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and when disasters strike, the steep cost of imported medical and emergency supplies puts some of the most marginalised people at risk. We work with our partners on the ground to get food, clean water and first aid to communities as quickly as possible.
With your help, we can make sure that communities get the emergency supplies they need to survive, rebuild and recover from crises.
Following a prolonged drought, vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe are facing food shortages. We're providing food to those most at risk, as well as improving the overall health of people in the region by distributing supplies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Through our network we're working to assist over half a million people across Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan and Sudan. We are providing food, water, sanitation and other emergency supplies. We also support longer-term development programs for vulnerable communities in these countries.
Our local partners are working to assist over half a million people across Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan and Sudan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are providing food, water, sanitation and other emergency supplies - as well as lifesaving COVID-19 prevention information.
"We have households that are very vulnerable in the community, and these are the people we really need to take care of. Fine, they may get the water to wash their hands, but getting soap may be a challenge. We… supply soap to these very vulnerable households."
The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises across the horn of Africa. Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term development and humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises and poverty across the world. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.