In East Africa, remote communities are entering their fifth year of drought. Families are experiencing famine-like conditions after facing yet another season of failed crops. Millions are suffering acute malnutrition, and are at risk of death due to a lack of food.
Your tax-deductible gift will help communities in East Africa survive the deepening hunger crisisGive now
In addition to immediate aid, our Christian partners are helping their communities build resilience against food insecurity by establishing long-term projects. These include constructing dams and rainwater tanks to collect and store the scarce water, seedling sites for growing food, and reforestation projects to improve the environmental conditions. Together, these actions demonstrate Christ’s love for the poor.
Joseph, an Anglican pastor in northern Kenya, told us:
“As we go and visit, we see a terrible situation. These families rely on their animals – cows, goats, and camels – and now for many seasons the rains have failed. They rely on these animals but the animals are no longer alive.
Now they are searching for berries and seeds from the native trees just to get something to eat. The seeds from this tree must be cooked for at least eight hours, because otherwise they will make you ill. But people are so hungry they are just eating the skin straight off the seed. They just need something to relieve their hunger.
People in this desperate situation are doing whatever they can to feed their children.
Visiting my people, I come across the heartache, so many people are suffering. We share the word of God with them, but because they are so hungry it’s difficult for them to respond.”
As Christians, we believe that in the eyes and heart of Jesus, every village is important. Every person and every child is important. You can help Christians in East Africa demonstrate the love of Christ to those in need.
Please give generously to help more people access emergency food provisions.
A woman and baby in northern Kenya
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” – Habukkuk 3:17-18
All donations to this appeal are tax deductible.
In the case that a fundraising appeal has received sufficient donations, any surplus funds will be used for a similar activity or an activity in the same country.