Fundraise for our East Africa Crisis Appeal | ActionAid UK

Fundraise for our East Africa Crisis Appeal

Dahir, six months old, is treated at the Borama Hospital in Somaliland.


Over 20 million people are facing devastating food shortages caused by sustained drought and conflict in East Africa. 

Poor rainfall in the Horn of Africa has destroyed crops and killed livestock across South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia. Thousands of families are desperately hungry and are being forced to leave their homes in search of food.

ActionAid is working with communities to respond to the crisis with food and water distribution, but the situation is critical. More support is desperately needed as conditions deteriorate.

Could you organise a collection, local event or other fundraising activity to support our East Africa Crisis Appeal?


Yes, I want to fundraise

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Why we need your help with the East Africa Crisis


Somalia: 6.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid



Ethiopia: 3 million families are malnourished


Kenya: 2.7 million people need humanitarian aid

Ideas and inspiration

Whether it's your first time fundraising, or you're experienced at raising money, we can help you raise funds for the East Africa Crisis Appeal. Here are a few top tips to help you get started.

Download the East Africa Crisis poster

Download the East Africa Crisis bucket label 

Set up a JustGiving page in support of the appeal. Send it round to friends and family and ask for donations or sponsorship.

We can send you free resources for your fundraising activity including t-shirts, collection tins, balloons, banners and more.

Thank you so much for your incredible support - you're donations will make a huge difference to our emergency response.

Top three fundraising ideas

We have put together our top 3 fundraising ideas to give you a little inspiration. 

Fundraise for the East Africa Crisis

Invite friends over for a 30p-a-head dinner to raise awareness of those living below the poverty line, and ask your guests to donate what they can afford. Check out these great recipe ideas from blogger and campaigner Jack Munroe.


Get some friends together to do a bucket collection - remember to get a permit or ask for permission first.

Host a fundraising walk, get all your friends and family to donate to take part or ask everyone to get sponsored.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more support with your fundraising then please get in touch.

01460 238000