East Africa Hunger Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
East Africa Hunger Relief Fund


Across East Africa, millions of people are facing famine. A severe climate-crisis-induced drought is causing the dire situation, coupled with regional conflict, the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and soaring food prices tied to the war in Ukraine. Your donation to the East Africa Hunger Relief Fund will provide emergency relief, food, water, medicine, and other essential supplies to people in need.

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Nearly 20 million people across five East African nations, including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan, are at risk of starvation. The hunger crisis is expected to worsen over the coming months as prolonged drought and the war in Ukraine continue to drive up food prices. A united and global response is vital for survival in these communities.


All donations to this fund will support hunger relief efforts in East Africa. Initially, the fund will help local, vetted partners address the affected communities' immediate needs, such as access to food, clean water, and basic sanitation. The fund will later transition to focus support on longer-term recovery efforts run by local organizations to address food insecurity.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

When you donate to GlobalGiving's East Africa Hunger Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:

  • Deliver food, water, and critical supplies to families in crisis-affected communities
  • Provide medical treatment and psychosocial support
  • Support land restoration and alternative food production
  • Meet other needs as they emerge

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Organization Information


Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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