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East Africa food crisis appeal

Please help us provide vital aid to children and families affected by the food crisis in East Africa.

Give to the food crisis appeal

Please support our work so we can help more children


Help children in East Africa

Millions of children are facing starvation across East Africa as the food crisis worsens.

Famine has been declared in Unity State, South Sudan - the first time in 6 years a famine has been declared anywhere in the world.

Over 20 million people across Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food. In South Sudan alone, over 40% of the country’s population – 4.9 million people – urgently need support.

Women and children have become the face the tragic descent into conflict, displacement and hunger in South Sudan and the droughts ravaging Ethiopia and Kenya. 

Plan International is particularly concerned about the impact of the emergency on girls, who often suffer most during disaster situations.

In the chaos of emergencies, adolescent girls are at increased risk of sexual violence, harassment, trafficking, early marriage, teen pregnancy, and are most likely to be pulled out of school to help care for their families. They are relied upon to walk long distances in search of water during droughts, which has serious implications for their health and safety.

Plan International is currently working in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia to provide humanitarian support, including urgent food supplies and farming tools to help rebuild livelihoods - but demand for relief is increasing and supplies are limited.

Please donate now by selecting your nearest office from the drop-down box above, so we can help even more children and families affected by the crisis.