A close up of a mother and baby in South Sudan

East Africa Crisis Appeal

16 million people across South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia urgently need food

How we're helping

Thanks to your amazing support, the Disasters Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa Appeal has raised £55 million so far, and Christian Aid’s own appeal has raised over £1.8 million.

Using funds raised from the DEC Appeal, Christian Aid will respond in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan over the next six months.

Your donations are providing:

Animal feed to 1,240 livestock owners

Safe, clean drinking water to 21,080 people

6,000 people are receiving food

Cash support to 1,600 families

Mosquito nets to 6,000 people

6,000 people are receiving fishing materials

Mary Aluat and her daughter Manut.

Mary Aluat

Mary Aluat’s daughter Manut has had no food for two days and she does not stop crying. The four-year-old is highly malnourished and under developed for her age. The family have been struggling to find food for the last three months. They currently eat one meagre meal a day.

Mary’s husband is a fisherman. ‘For the last two weeks, he has been unsuccessful in his fishing,’ she said. The river is almost exhausted of fish.

Mary and her family come from northern Bar el Ghazal, north of South Sudan. The food situation in Bar el Ghazal is classified at an emergency level. This classification means that many households are going for long periods without food, resulting in acute malnutrition and deaths.

Help vulnerable families like Mary’s

Please donate to our East Africa Crisis Appeal.