Hunger Crisis in East Africa

by World Vision
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Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
Hunger Crisis in East Africa


A complex hunger crisis driven by drought, conflict and poor governance has left over 22 million people across East Africa in urgent need of life-saving assistance. More than 3.5 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition, well above globally acceptable rates. World Vision is responding with emergency assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan, assisting 2.2 million people with emergency food, water, treating malnutrition and diseases, and providing support to farmers

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Today, famine is gripping parts of South Sudan, while areas of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are on the brink of a catastrophe. In South Sudan, more than 50 percent of the population needs life-saving assistance. In Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, more than 15 million people are living without a consistent daily meal. The situation for children and their families is alarming, and urgent action is needed.


World Vision is on the ground responding to the immediate needs of affected communities in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Interventions include: - emergency food assistance - treating malnutrition - assisting farmers with maintaining crops and livelihoods by providing seeds, vaccinations for - livestock, water solutions, and fishing kits - reducing suffering and controlling the spread of diseases including diarrhea, measles, and malaria - protecting children from harm

Long-Term Impact

World Vision has a $92 million global response reaching 2.2 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, with life-saving emergency food assistance, water, and health care. Additionally supporting farmers with seeds, vaccinating cattle, water solutions, and fishing nets will help farmers feed their families and provide additional food for their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

World Vision

Location: Federal Way, WA - USA
Project Leader:
Bernadette Martin
Federal Way, WA United States
$19,583 raised of $25,000 goal
260 donations
$5,417 to go
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