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.
Eastern Africa Climate Crisis – Active Emergency Zone
El Niño is back, and with a vengeance. Parts of eastern Africa, namely Ethiopia, Malawi and 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, but it’s expected to reach full throttle by mid-2016, extending even into 2017. 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.