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East Africa Crisis Appeal

Please donate to help us provide life-saving food, health care and clean water to people in need across the region.

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Somali woman cradles baby

Why we need your help

Abdullahi is trying not to let his children see his despair. He has lost most of his livestock to drought and now has no way to feed his family.

With tears in his eyes he tells us: "I don't know how they will survive."

East Africa is experiencing a severe food crisis, more than 24 million people need help. The food shortage is caused by one of the worst droughts in living memory. With the threat of starvation looming, millions of people like Abdullahi have had to abandon their homes in the search for food and water.

Countless parents are trying to scrape together enough food to feed their families, desperate to save their children from wasting away before their eyes.

Please, donate today so we can help people like Abdullahi.

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There is the very real danger that people will die of starvation in the coming weeks and months, unless the international community increases its aid effort now.

Ben Webster

British Red Cross head of emergencies

How the Red Cross is helping

Your donation will help us provide life-saving food, health care and clean water to people in need across the region.   

In 2016 in South Sudan alone we provided:

950,000

food rations

70

water hand pumps

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