ActionAid

East Africa Emergency Appeal

Droughts across East Africa have left more than 10 million people in urgent need of humanitarian aid. ActionAid is responding in some of the most severely affected areas, providing emergency food and water supplies, and helping communities get back on their feet as soon as possible.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 11:30 AM, 7 July 2011 to 4:00 PM, 27 August 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (274467)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£5,310

Donations

30

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “We are on the brink of a catastrophe for millions of people unless we urgently get funds to step up our work.”

    — Bijay Kumar, ActionAid’s Head of Emergencies who is in Kenya

Situation

The severe drought across East Africa has left more than 10 million people on the brink of starvation with some areas experiencing the driest conditions in 60 years. Bijay Kumar, ActionAid’s Head of Emergencies in Kenya, said: “We are on the brink of a catastrophe for millions of people unless we urgently get funds to step up our work. We know that some families are eating only one meagre meal a day and children are dropping out of school to help their families search for water."

Solution

We are providing immediate food and water relief to the most vulnerable – including women, children and the elderly. We are also supporting school feeding programmes so children can get a nourishing daily meal and an incentive to stay in school. And we are working to install water boreholes for communities which either lack basic water infrastructure or where the existing structures have broken down.