Nimco, 21, at her home in Satiile, Somaliland is suffering from the long drought in East Africa.

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What is happening in East Africa?

Millions of people across Eastern Africa are facing severe hunger following four years of failed harvests, erratic rainfall and rocketing food prices.

There has been widespread crop failure and death of livestock in the worst affected areas, causing families to sell their remaining assets at significantly lower prices and leave their homes in search of food and water. 

The war in Ukraine has also caused global food prices and energy costs to rocket, which is disproportionally affecting those already experiencing hunger in Eastern Africa. Families are paying double, triple, or in some cases nearly four times what they were paying for food a few months ago.

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About ActionAid

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

We operate in rural and urban communities across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We're committed to ending the cycle of violence in communities around the world, enabling women's economic empowerment, and supporting women's and girls' rights during humanitarian crises.

Where your money goes

90% of your donation will go directly to the East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.

10% of your donation will be retained for ActionAid’s Emergency Action Fund which will only be used for ensuring we are prepared and able to respond quickly and more effectively to future emergencies and crises.

If the total amount raised for this appeal exceeds the funds needed for the response, ActionAid will transfer the remaining balance to the Emergency Action Fund. All Gift Aid claimed on donations will fund ActionAid’s work across the world, wherever the need is greatest.

Nimco, 21, at her home in Satiile, Somaliland with her baby. Khadija Farah/ActionAid

Page updated 8 August 2023