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Ethiopia Drought Appeal

Help 10 million people at risk of hunger

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia urgently need access to food supplies and water as the country faces its worst drought in three decades.

Farmers haven’t been able to harvest any crops for two consecutive planting seasons, and supplies are dwindling.

In the hardest-hit communities, families are going hungry as they struggle to find enough food to eat. More than 400,000 children are experiencing severe malnutrition.

Without urgent funding to address the food shortages, the humanitarian situation will deteriorate even further.

Millions of vulnerable people urgently need food assistance. We must act now.

What we're doing

Earlier this year we released £50,000 of emergency funds to help some of the most vulnerable members in the hardest-hit communities.

We have used this money to feed more than 4,000 children whose families do not have enough food to give them even one meal a day.

We have also made sure that 700 children have access to safe drinking water.

Much more needs to be done. We’re currently doing further assessments to plan the next steps in our emergency response.

Your donations are providing:
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How we work in an emergency

We're based in countries affected by disasters so we can be there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term. Through our work with local organisations in these countries, we can talk directly to the people affected to provide the most useful emergency response.  

Find out more about our approach

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