Hunger & Famine Crisis

Somalia’s children are at imminent risk of starvation, and conditions are near famine. Parts of South Sudan are already in the grips of famine. Children across East Africa - including those in Ethiopia, Kenya and the many who have fled to Uganda - are fighting extreme hunger. The U.N. declares this catastrophe the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.

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How We Are Helping

Save the Children is on the ground in each of the countries experiencing grave hunger emergencies. Our priority is to reach children under age 5, who are at risk of surviving severe malnutrition and are more susceptible to diseases such as measles, malaria and cholera.

Starving Children in South Sudan

South Sudan

Save the Children worked in South Sudan for years prior to its independence. We address children's needs in food, nutrition, health and education and seek to protect them from harm.

Starving Children in Somalia


We are providing some of the hardest-hit communities with food, clean water, health and nutrition services and vouchers for families to purchase vital supplies.

Starving Children in Nigeria


Our teams have screened over 40,000 children for malnutrition and have provided over 12,000 girls and boys with life-saving treatment for severe malnutrition.

Starving Children in Yemen


We currently support 74 health facilities and operate 10 mobile health and nutrition teams in all areas of the country. We identify and treat moderately and severely malnourished children.

Starving Children in Uganda


Our rapid response health teams are already in Uganda, where we provide health care to exhausted and weakened refugees arriving from South Sudan daily.

Starving Children in Kenya


We are screening children for malnutrition, and to date have reached over 19,000 children under age 5 and over 10,000 pregnant women.

Hungry Children in Ethiopia


With many families affected by the drought, we have deployed mobile health teams to treat children suffering malnutrition. We have also rolled out measures to enroll pregnant women in supplementary feeding programs.

How You Can Help

Save the Children is the world's leading child-focused humanitarian organization. We have nearly 100 years' experience responding to children and their families during and after crisis. We are exceptional among aid agencies because we provide comprehensive emergency preparedness, relief and recovery programs that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families.

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