Climate change is devastating local communities across East Africa. From drought to flooding, the continuing effect of El Niño is taking a heavy toll on families in the region.
Around 7 million households living in poverty and relying on farming and agriculture to survive are expecting to lose part of their livelihoods. These families will be without sufficient food and risk malnutrition and disease.
Poor rainfalls has dried out local land. When rain then comes, it’s too late. Unable to absorb the rainfall, water flows straight into rivers and burst their banks. Flash floods ensue. Crops and homes are destroyed and water sources become contaminated with animal and human waste.
For families across the region, this means more displacement, greater risk of food insecurity and the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases. People are in critical need of food, clean water and medical care with women and children the worst affected.
We’re on the ground, delivering life-saving assistance including food, medical treatment for malnutrition and safe drinking water to millions of vulnerable people. However, we need your ongoing support to continue providing critical aid to families and communities displaced and left devastated by drought, flooding and ongoing instability