Children living in East Africa are on the brink of one of worst famines in 40 years. Right now, more than 2 million children in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan are in the grip of severe acute malnutrition (S.A.M). A hunger so extreme it ravages the mind and body.
For many families in East Africa, climate change is devastating lives, wiping out homes, crops and animals. While rising food prices mean for many there’s little in the market they can afford to buy.
What is our Emergency fund?
Our Emergency Fund allows us to respond quickly and at scale to emergencies around the world, allowing us to immediately allocate money when children need help.
Last year we responded to crises in 54 countries - including the global hunger crisis - helping 10 million children and 7 million adults.