East Africa Hunger Crisis

Across Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya children face malnutrition or extreme food shortages.

More than 800,000 boys and girls who are severely malnourished are struggling to survive. At the same time, those escaping conflict and hunger crises are increasing dramatically across the region. 

What's more, conflict in South Sudan is leading to a spike in the number of people displaced. 

In northern Uganda, thousands of frightened refugees fleeing terrible violence arrive in desperate need of protection, food, water and basic survival supplies. Thousands of separated children arrive without their parents, who have been lost or killed. 

Country concerns

South Sudan: 5.5 million face the threat of famine and are in desperate need of food and water. 3.9 million are displaced, fleeing ongoing conflict.

Ethiopia: Health crisis caused by hunger and lack of clean water. 4.3 million people require health assistance. Cholera outbreak has affected 31,000. 

Somalia: More than 6.7 million are affected by this crisis — and are still reeling from the ongoing conflict in the country. 

Kenya: Severe drought dried up water in half of Kenya's 47 counties. 3.5 million people need humanitarian water.

Uganda: 950,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived, the majority who are women and children. They urgently require food, clean water and psychosocial support.