More than 10 million people and their livestock across East Africa are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis as extreme weather events are causing severe recurring droughts. Climate extremes in East African countries like Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have caused widespread food shortages. East Africa is on the brink of famine.
In Kenya alone, an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to the current drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests (reported by the Guardian). National disaster has been declared as crops fail after poor grains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts make the crisis worse. United Hands Relief is urgently appealing for your help to respond.
In response to the current drought crisis, UHR began coordinating water-trucking services to villages in remote areas where water sources have completely dried up. In this life-saving response, we aim to reach and serve 25,000 children and their families on a weekly basis providing safe and clean drinking water. UHR is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more in the most affected drought villages.
$75 provides a customised food parcel for a family of seven enough for one month.
$350 provides a truck load of clean water that serves more than 120 families and their livestock for a few days.
No matter how small, your contribution will make a difference.