Child Hunger Crisis and Famine Relief Fund

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Conflict and the worst drought in 70 years has left nearly 20 million people in Africa in urgent need of food and water. Somalia is on the brink of famine. In Nigeria, up to 90,000 children could die this year from severe malnutrition. Millions more in Kenya and Ethiopia need help urgently.

The causes of this unprecedented food crisis range from prolonged drought to violence, but the devastating consequences are the same: children are struggling to survive. The littlest children, weakened by malnutrition, are more susceptible to life-threatening diseases. In response, Save the Children is on the ground now, providing lifesaving support – and saving lives. Read our latest fact sheet.

The situation is growing worse by the day. If we don’t act now, the unthinkable will happen – many children risk losing their lives. Donate Now.

Our Work in Africa

Save the Children has been working to fight hunger, prevent malnutrition and improve the lives of boys and girls in Africa since 1963. Whether we are working with orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa or emergency relief for refugees in North Africa, Save the Children strives to meet the needs to vulnerable children and their families with lifesaving and life-changing programs. Charities can make a difference, with a hand-up, not a handout.

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