Fast Facts: Famine Threat Intensifies Across East Africa

The threat of famine is intensifying across East Africa, and your help is urgently needed.

As the world faces what the United Nations describes as the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, learn more about what you can do to help.

Check out the fast facts below to understand the extent of the food crisis in East Africa and see how your support is making a huge difference in the hardest-hit communities:


20 million

Lives endangered by the threat of famine in East Africa.
Source: The New York Times


Famines that may break out in East Africa as a result of drought and war. Famine has already been declared in South Sudan, and it’s a very real possibility in Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen.
Source: The New York Times


Children in East Africa who are severely malnourished and at risk of dying of starvation if they don’t get help quickly.
Source: The United Nations


Cholera cases recently logged in one day at a clinic in Baidoa, Somalia. A lack of clean drinking water triggered an outbreak of the disease.
Source: The New York Times


Urgent, locally driven projects that you can support with a single donation to GlobalGiving’s Africa Drought and Famine Fund.
Source: Africa Drought and Famine Fund


People GlobalGiving partner ActionAid International USA aims to help in Ethiopia through the provision of food, water, and livestock feed. The nonprofit also aims to help 10,000 people in Somaliland. To date, ActionAid has delivered food or cash transfers to 93,330 people in Kenya.
Source: ActionAid


Kilograms of corn delivered for six months to families who receive help from GlobalGiving partner Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe.
Source: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe


Villages in crisis that GlobalGiving partner Kids for Kids serves. The nonprofit provides medicine, milk, goats, mosquito nets, and other supplies to families facing starvation.
Source: Kids for Kids


Children under the age of 5 in Kenya who have been screened for malnutrition thanks to GlobalGiving partner Save the Children.
Source: Save the Children

Please consider making a donation to GlobalGiving’s Africa Drought and Famine Fund to help end the suffering in East Africa.


Featured Photo: East Africa Food Crisis by ActionAid International USA

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