In 2011 a famine in Somalia killed more than 260,000 people – half of whom were children. Today, we are on the brink of a similar tragedy and we cannot let this happen again.
In the wake of the extreme drought throughout the Horn of Africa, crops necessary for feeding the population failed leaving millions without food. This paired with three years of civil war in South Sudan have led to the world’s worst hunger crisis in six years. Families desperate to feed themselves have been fleeing to find help. The United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan and there is a growing national disaster in Somalia, where people are already dying of malnutrition.
We are partnering with Music for Relief and International Medical Corps in the most affected regions– where some estimates show a 435% increase in the number of people needing nutrition services – to provide malnutrition treatment as well as medical aid via clinics and mobile medical units. Children are the most vulnerable and time is of the essence.
Please help us fund, nutrition, health and clean water services in the greater Horn of Africa region.
The growing needs in Eastern and Central Africa are quickly outpacing available services, more resources are needed to expand programs and save lives.