22 million people are at risk of famine in East Africa. World Vision has declared an emergency of the highest level in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan.
The declaration of a famine is serious and grave. This particular complex hunger crisis is driven by drought and conflict and has left more than 3.5 million children facing severe malnutrition.
This crisis is claiming more lives each day. If the global reaction is slow, hundreds of thousands will die over the next 6 months. We have a very short window to prevent more famines and save lives.
Here is what you need to know now:
As people set out and leave their homes in search of food and water, millions of children have abandoned schools. They risk being separated from families and exposed to harm and violence. Our aim, as part of World Vision is to help children survive, thrive and return to school.
International aid is urgently needed before the window of opportunity to help closes. In the state of our work, this crisis is not getting the attention it needs to make sure children and their families are protected from a looming famine.
World Vision is already on the ground and aims to reach 2.2 million people through life-saving assistance, such as emergency food, health care, clean water and more.
Here’s what you can do:
While we audaciously believe that a hungerfree world is possible in our lifetime, we absolutely know that in this day and age no child should ever suffer from a famine.
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From the bottom of our heart, thank you for your contribution. As you read this, your donation is on its way to young people in Kenya and South Sudan who are striving to end hunger within their communities. Your contribution will help spur real change in the lives of real people, today.