Earlier this year, the U.N. officially declared famine in parts of South Sudan. Now, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are also approaching famine status, while many other countries are suffering, as well. Global Impact charity partners are on the ground and in need of your support. Please donate to the Africa Famine Relief Fund
to assist them in their efforts.
On the five-phase scale through which we rank food crises, “famine” status is the fifth and most devastating. We are at risk of having four famines declared at the same time.
Currently, there are an estimated twenty-eight million people in at least six countries who are facing famine conditions due to drought, conflict and violence. Children – who are especially vulnerable – are dying from starvation, cholera and associated diseases.
Global Impact charity partners are actively providing relief in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya and other affected regions by creating access to clean water, conducting nutritional screenings, treating malnourished children and mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and helping to keep schools and health facilities open by providing water and sanitation services.
You can help bring these countries back from famine by giving through our Africa Famine Relief Fund
. Donations to this fund will support select Global Impact charity partners currently involved with the famine relief effort.
Learn more about what our charity partners are doing to help:
to help those suffering from this hunger crisis.
The criteria for a “famine” situation is as follows:
1. At least one in five households faces extreme lack of food.
2. More than 30 percent of the population suffers from acute malnutrition.
3. At least two people out of every 10,000 die each day.
Read more about what a famine is and how it is declared.