East Africa Hunger Crisis

Help families survive and rebuild their lives.

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Across East Africa, tens of millions are facing severe hunger due to ongoing drought, conflicts and the fallouts from Covid-19. Due to the scale of human suffering, this hunger crisis in East Africa is one of the worst humanitarian situations in the world, according to the UN.

Amid deteriorating levels of malnutrition, Tearfund has been responding in Ethiopia. Since early 2023, our generous donors have supported emergency food distributions to 11,000 drought-affected people in Southern Ethiopia, which has helped draw many people back from the brink of starvation.

However, the impacts of the drought in Ethiopia and across East Africa remain severe, and our continued support is needed to ensure people survive.

Join us as we continue to distribute emergency food to thousands of the most vulnerable families in Ethiopia and help them rebuild their lives.

What’s happening in East Africa, and in particular, Ethiopia?

  • Millions of livestock in Ethiopia have died, eliminating this vital food and income source for families.
  • While a little rain arrived early in 2023, the devastation caused by the worst drought in 40 years remains. Ethiopia is one of the countries at higher risk of severe human impact.
  • Internal conflict has intensified recently, making it harder for support to reach vulnerable people.
  • Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have seen food prices skyrocket and food availability severely reduced, resulting in millions facing catastrophic hunger crisis in Ethiopia and other East African countries.

Your immediate response will:

  • Continue distributing life-saving emergency food.
  • Support farming training and savings groups to increase food access and climate resilience.

Will you join Tearfund’s partner in helping those impacted by drought to feed their families and rebuild their lives?

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+Pray that rich nations would fill the funding gaps to help deliver lifesaving and recovery interventions.

+Pray for rains to return and that people can plant crops again and feed their livestock.

+ Pray that our partners can continue supporting the most vulnerable with emergency food.

+ Pray for the safety of those distributing emergency food.

+ Pray that the people of this region will be supported to become more resilient to future droughts.