CAFOD East Africa Crisis Appeal

Millions of families face starvation across East Africa. Your help is needed so that we can urgently provide food, water, healthcare and sanitation to people in desperate need. Together we must do all that we can to save lives.

history Campaign has now closed

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

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160384)

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  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




Across East Africa, millions of families face starvation because of drought, lack of food, and civil war. The UN has described this as the largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years. 16 million people face severe hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished.


CAFOD partners are on the ground working hard to get aid to people in danger of starvation. Please donate today and help provide food and water.

  • “Hunger is evident in the thinness of children, and the way clothes hang from the bodies of people already suffering. Now is not the time for the international community to walk away. They must sit up and notice, and together we must do all that we can to

    — Fergus Conmee, Head of Africa

  • “Vulnerable people in East Africa are now on the brink of starvation and urgently need life-saving assistance. “We have been working over the long-term with our partners in some of the worst hit areas, but have reached a point where we need more support

    — CAFOD director, Chris Bain