East Africa appeal

Five year old Yasmiin at Concern Worldwide's nutrition centre in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo by Kieran McConville, March 2017

East Africa appeal

East Africa is in the grip of a major humanitarian crisis. In Somalia, more than half of the country's population – 6.7 million people – are in need of humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile in South Sudan, six million people are expected to be severely food insecure this July. Concern is there but we need your support to help save lives. 

Millions of lives are at risk

Prolonged drought conditions have led to massive food insecurity throughout the region and persistent conflict has exacerbated the situation in Somalia and South Sudan.

In Somalia, more than 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnourishment in 2017. These are children like Yasmiin, who at five years old weighed just 12.5kg when she came to our nutrition centre – the same as a healthy one-year-old-baby.  

Across Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia, 20 million people are at risk of dying of starvation.

Concern is responding

Concern is on the ground responding to the crisis in all four countries. We are treating children who are malnourished and providing emergency food and clean water to those who are worst affected. Our teams need your support now to help save lives.

We need your help

This is an ongoing crisis and the scale is immense. We need your help to prevent innocent children, women and men from dying of hunger. The situation is desperate. Please consider making a regular donation to help us support the children of east Africa in this, their hour of need. 

Therapeutic food icon
could provide emergency nutrition support to a malnourished child for one week
is enough to provide emergency nutrition support to a malnourished child for one month
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can provide a family with enough food to eat for one month