East Africa Crisis Appeal

East Africa is experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe as conflict and drought bring famine across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

More than 22 million people are on the brink of starvation and children are dying from malnutrition and preventable diseases.


  • More than 800,000 children under five in these countries are severely acutely malnourished
  • 5 million people across the region do not have a regular supply of safe drinking water
  • 22 million people across East Africa are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance

Unless we act now the number of deaths will drastically increase

People are dying and will continue to die. We need you to donate generously to help us scale-up our support and reduce the impact of the crisis.


  • 3 million people are in need of urgent assistance in Somalia.
  • The main needs have been identified as food, water, food and water for livestock, nutrition for children and health intervention in relation to cholera and water-borne diseases.
  • 2 million people in Somalia are classed in the most critical category- if there is no rain in March, famine will be declared in the country in April.
  • 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia
  • The main needs have been identified as: water, food and livestock feeds.
  • The situation in Ethiopia is critical and is deteriorating rapidly.
  • 3 million people are in urgent need of assistance in Kenya
  • 23 out of 47 counties in Kenya have been affected by the drought.
  • The situation is rapidly deteriorating.
  • Islamic Relief Kenya is operational in the affected areas of Wajir,Mandera and Garisa counties.
  • The main needs in Kenya have been identified as food, water and nutrition.
  • Conflict has been occurring since 2013- there was a spike in violence in July 2016 which resulted in significant displacement of affected communities.
  • 5 million people in South Sudan are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance- this is 50% of the total population of the country.
  • The South Sudanese government has declared famine in 1 out of the country’s 10 states: Unity.
  • There has been a surge of refugees into Sudan over the last few months. Over 700,000 refugees arrived in Sudan from mid-2016.
  • In the last 2 months, over 32,000 people have fled South Sudan into Sudan.
  • Roughly 2.2 million IDPs from Darfur continue to be dependent on humanitarian assistance.
  • The main needs in Sudan have been identified as: food, nutrition, health and water and sanitation.


can provide a vulnerable family with water

can provide a vulnerable family with food

can treat malnourished children as well as pregnant and lactating mothers