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East Africa Crisis Appeal supported by Aviva

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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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 has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in living memory. Due to the severe 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 recovering from heavy rainfalls and severe flooding that hit the region in the spring.

The rising flood waters killed dozens of people and destroyed farms and roads, forcing hundreds of thousands others to flee their homes.

The flooding has caused widespread devastation and deepened the already deadly crisis. Now more than ever, families urgently need food, shelter and medical care.

Please donate today.

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Many people have already lost their lives, homes and livelihoods. The situation remains dire.

Abbas Gullet

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:

950,000

food rations

70

water hand pumps

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