publication • Tuesday, September 26th 2017
6 Month Appeal: Responding to East Africa's Hunger Crisis
In 2017, World Vision's response to the East Africa Hunger Crisis has reached more than 3 Million people. Working across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, we have provided:
- 1.4 million people with food assistance
- 762,000 with food security and income generation opportunities
- 647,000 people with clean water, hygiene and sanitation services
- 414,000 children and women with nutrition services
- 192,000 people with health assistance
Going forward, we're hoping to reach another 3 Million people in the next six months of the response.
We continue to be concerned that:
- 25 million people face an acute hunger crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.
- As many as 6 million children struggling with acute malnutrition, preventing them from growing to their full potential. At least 800,000 children under the age of 5 have been identified as severely malnourished and could be at risk of death if action is not taken.
- More than 4.7 million people are on the move, fleeing conflict or drought in their homes. Drought, conflict and political instability is forcing many people to seek refuge and assistance in already crowded and hastily assembled camps of displaced people.
- Hundreds of thousands facing disease outbreaks, with an unprecedented Acute Watery Diarrhea / cholera outbreak continuing to claim lives.
To adequately respond, World Vision East Africa is requesting an additional $57 million US on behalf of its national offices to reach 3 Million people during the next six months.