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 one of the worst droughts in living memory. Due to the severe food crisis more than 24 million people need help across Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
While drought continues to torment, parts of Kenya and Somalia are now experiencing heavy rains.
The rising flood waters have destroyed farms and roads, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
People urgently need food, shelter and medical care.
Please donate today.
Many people have already lost their lives, homes and livelihoods. The situation remains dire.
Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General
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:
water hand pumps