Famine which has the potential to affect up to 20 million people over the next six months is threatening lives in many part of East Africa, from Somalia and Kenya to Uganda and South Sudan. Read more about the people and why they are affected
The causes of the famine include drought, conflict and a lack of access to assistance to communities in need.Read more about the reasons here
Drought is a slow onset disaster that impacts every facet of human life. Without water, livelihoods evaporate as feed becomes scarce and livestock dies. Without water, crops fail and food sources disappear.
In Kenya on 10 February the Government declared a national drought emergency, with 23 of 47 counties affected. The number of food insecure people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million. Some 357,285 children and pregnant and lactating mothers are acutely malnourished. Read more
Anglican Aid is working with the Anglican Dioceses of Kajo Keji to support South Sudanese people who have fled from violence to northern Uganda and Marsabit in Kenya where people are dying. Give now