A severe food crisis is escalating across Africa – please help.
More than 146 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, can’t get enough to eat, putting them in serious danger from disease and starvation.
You may have seen the news stories and images from Somalia recently – some too devastating to look at. Children are going hungry, livestock are dying, crops are failing, and families are losing any way of making an income.
The effects of climate change (such as extreme weather causing droughts), conflict and Covid have combined to make the scale and severity of this crisis unlike anything we’ve seen before. It’s a race against the clock to get people the help they need.
Stories like Khadija’s are heart-breaking and far too common. Mother-of-7 Khadijah is 9 months pregnant and due to give birth at any time. She travelled for 3 days, walking over 120km, with her 2 youngest children to search for food and water. She eventually reached a camp where she received enough basic food to survive for just one week. The camp does not have sanitation, clean water, electricity, or medical facilities.