Millions of children in Ethiopia are facing extreme hunger.
Thousands of families are struggling to survive. Many have to walk miles to find water, or leave their homes and farms behind in search of food. This is the worst drought in half a century. It has ruined harvests and devastated livestock – leaving 10.1 million people in urgent need of food aid and 5.8 million children at risk of hunger. There have been enormous gains in food security, health and education in Ethiopia in recent years. But this situation, caused by the climatic phenomenon El Niño, which is likely to have been exacerbated by climate change, threatens to sweep them away.
We need to save the most vulnerable children before it’s too late.
How my donation will help children
Last time a severe drought hit this corner of Africa, the world was slow to act. More than 250,000 people in Somalia died. We can’t let that happen again. Save the Children is the largest aid agency in Ethiopia and we know that we can turn this situation around – but time is running out and we need your help.
Donations will help Save the Children:
Provide life-saving food baskets
Get emergency water supplies to those most at-risk
Identify and treat those with severe acute malnutrition
Send health workers to remote communities to support the health services already there to deliver life-saving care
Give seeds, livestock feed and tools to farmers, so that they can rebuild their livelihoods
Train teachers and give schools classroom supplies so that children can continue their education.