Global Emergency Response Coalition

Global Emergency Response Coalition


A devastating hunger crisis is affecting millions of vulnerable people in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and neighboring countries. More than 20 million people are facing the threat of starvation and famine. Nearly 1.4 million children are severely malnourished and many are at brink of death without immediate help. In Yemen alone, the lack of food and basic resources is so dire that a child under five dies every 10 minutes.

If generous people like you help us take immediate action, then we can avert the worst from happening.



Global Emergency Response Coalition

In response to the unprecedented scale and severity of devastating hunger affecting millions of people a first-of-its-kind U.S. Coalition was created. The Global Emergency Response Coalition is a lifesaving humanitarian alliance made up of eight of the world’s largest and most well-respected U.S.-based international aid organizations, including Save the Children, CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Plan International and World Vision.

Americans are the most generous people in the world: The Global Emergency Response Coalition is urgently calling upon American citizens to help save the lives of children and their families from this deadly hunger crisis.

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Global Emergency Response Coalition. Photo credit: Tommy Trenchard / Save the Children



Starving Children in South Sudan

South Sudan

The crisis in South Sudan is especially dire, as roughly half the population is without enough food. Some 1.7 million people are facing emergency levels of hunger, which is one step away from famine. Our teams are on the front lines of the relief effort, leading health and nutrition programs, providing treatment and supplies – and saving lives. Learn More

Starving Children in Somalia


Parts of Somalia are also on the brink of famine, with a significant increase in severe malnutrition cases among children. We’re trucking in water and delivering food, running nutrition programs, training doctors and nurses, and supporting vulnerable families. Learn More

Starving Children in Yemen


As the country risks slipping into famine, some 4.5 million children and mothers are in urgent need of nutrition services. Meanwhile, a deadly cholera outbreak is sweeping Yemen – we estimate 1 child contracts cholera every minute. We’re distributing food and running health clinics, as well as preventing and treating cholera. Learn More

Starving Children in Nigeria


Right now, 1.9 million people require urgent humanitarian assistance, as conflict and displacement has left countless families without food or basic necessities. We’re distributing food to vulnerable families, running feeding and treatment centers, in addition to providing psychosocial support. Learn More

Starving Children in Uganda


Uganda is now hosting more refugees than any nation in Africa, with over 1 million refugees, including children who’ve walked for days without food, water or rest. We’re at work in refugee sites, as well as in remote areas where health needs are highest and lives are on the line. Learn More

Hungry Children in Ethiopia


When the spring rains never came, Ethiopia saw a spike in the number of households without enough food, with millions of people now affected. To make matters worse, the country is also experiencing a worm infestation that consumes crops. We’re helping children and families survive and recover with emergency health, nutrition, protection and livelihoods programs. Learn More

Starving Children in Kenya


The spring rains failed, and the drought is extreme. Families who depend on livestock for their livelihoods are migrating in desperate search of food and water. Our teams are trucking in water, screening and treating children for malnutrition and training health workers to save lives. Learn More

Starving Children in Niger


Niger is suffering a multi-faceted crisis. Food insecurity, malnutrition, disease, flooding and displacement are the main causes. Many families are unable to provide for their children’s basic needs. We’re on the ground, working around the clock to alleviate suffering. Learn More

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