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Over €3 million raised for east Africa

Concern has raised over €3 million from the Irish public for the humanitarian catastrophe in east Africa. This outstanding support is enabling us to increase our emergency response. We are now helping over 500,000 people who have been affected by extreme drought and soaring malnutrition rates

Thank you

We couldn’t carry out our life-saving work without your generosity. As our overseas director, Paul O’Brien, said:

"We cannot thank the public enough for their support to date. The people of Ireland have once again been magnificent in responding to this emergency. These funds have allowed us to reach over half a million people with basic supplies including food, water and cash."

A dire situation

But your help is still needed more than ever. The UN has announced that there are three more areas in Somalia – the Middle Shabelle region, the Afgooye corridor settlements and parts of Mogadishu ― that are facing famine. 

Paul warned that the situation is still dire. He said: 

"The needs of this humanitarian catastrophe are far from being met. The situation is continuing to get worse. Over 3.7 million people in Somalia – that’s half the population – urgently need life-saving assistance. In some areas the rate of malnutrition is over a staggering 50%, the situation is desperate."