The Horn of Africa and East Africa region has been hit by a severe drought. Between 15 and 16 million people are waking each day to elevated levels of acute food insecurity and rising malnutrition. Some areas are now at risk of famine.
With close to 15 million people affected by drought, with varying levels of conflict and the escalating food prices, experts say the situation is likely to worsen but we can avoid a catastrophe if we act now.
Information and photos from ACT Alliance.
You can help get critical aid to people in affected communities.
Please donate to support churches working together through ACT Alliance to assist people in the Horn of Africa and East Africa. Donations made here will be directed to ACT Alliance members in the region to provide this much needed humanitarian support.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia. Please give generously.
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For direct banking, please arrange to deposit your donation into the following UnitingWorld Account:
Bank: Westpac – King St, Sydney NSW
Account Name: Uniting Church Overseas Aid Account
Account Number: 182657
Description: Food Crisis
On completion of your deposit, please forward an email to: email@example.com with the following details: the amount you deposited, to where you wish the funds be directed ("Food Crisis"), to whom the receipt is to be made out to and the relevant contact details for the receipt (address and phone number).
In the unlikely event that funds raised exceed the needs of this response, they will be held in UnitingWorld’s Emergency Contingency Fund to be used in future emergency responses.