This Ramadan, give food packages to those in need in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, or South Sudan: Doing so, can mean the difference between having iftar or being forced to go without for another day.

Famine spreads Across East Africa

Parts of eastern Africa, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan are facing critical climate conditions. Some have been suffocating by drought; others have been swamped by heavy rains, and even flooding. And sometimes one country, like Ethiopia, faces both weather crises.

The effects of this climate system started in December 2015, and now, in 2017, things have gotten exponentially worse. Millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance: Food insecurity is growing; entire harvests have been wiped out, and more are at-risk of drying out. Bad conditions and no nutrition mean water-borne diseases can spread more easily—the need for easy-to-access clean water is more urgent than ever.

Alhamdulilah, Islamic Relief local offices have already mobilized, but they need support: We all have to work together. Please, pay attention to what is happening across eastern Africa, and donate to humanitarian efforts for our brothers and sisters in need.


PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Eastern Africa Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for this particular emergency may be used to support other important emergency or long-term work across the region.



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