Millions of people in East & Central Africa are facing increased hunger and poverty as the food security crisis worsens.
Families are facing multiple concurrent crises with people already suffering due to severe food insecurity, flooding exacerbated by climate change, and the impact of coronavirus. Temperatures have been rising and rains have been increasingly failing, leaving the country in a deadly drought.
33 million people already face severe food insecurity. Soon, families that had insufficient food to start with will suddenly find themselves with none at all. And we know from our past work responding to hunger crises, women are often the first to skip meals to make sure their families are fed.
We’re working to provide cash assistance to thousands of families so they can buy food. We’re also distributing soap, hygiene kits and clean water to hospitals and communities, as well as increasing public health awareness to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
By donating today you can support our life-saving work on the ground. Your donation will make an enormous difference to people facing this hunger crisis.
Note: Should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, Oxfam Australia will direct donations to our International Crisis Fund to enable us to rapidly address emergencies as they occur.