DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

East Africa Crisis Appeal

In South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in need of immediate food assistance. DEC member charities are on the ground delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 15 March 2017 to 11:00 AM, 29 March 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1062638)

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Amount raised

£117,569

Donations

746

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

A combination of drought and conflict has left over 16 million people across four countries in East Africa in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN declared famine in parts of Unity State of South Sudan on 20 February 2017. People in Somalia and parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are also suffering already because of malnutrition. The number of people at risk of starvation is unprecedented for the East Africa region and cholera outbreaks across the region are exacerbating the situation.

Solution

All thirteen DEC member charities are already on the ground delivering life-saving aid. They are ready to upscale their humanitarian support once increased funding is received.