World Food Crisis Appeal

Millions of families are facing a food crisis that could be worse than any we’ve lived through. 

In Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan, up to 20 million people are fighting for their lives. 

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World Food Crisis 2022

Guyo lives in Ethiopia. He, like many others, has done everything he can to cope, but survival has become extremely difficult.

What is causing the food crisis in East Africa? 

A terrifying drought, rocketing food prices and the devastation of a massive locust infestation have caused a terrifying food crisis.  

The lasting effects of Covid-19, plus the inflation caused by the conflict in Ukraine, mean basic necessities are becoming unaffordable. And the extreme weather, caused by the climate crisis, has made food extremely challenging to grow and water hard to come by. 

If we don’t come together and act now, millions of women, men and children could die. 

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The food crisis is affecting ordinary people 

People like Guyo who lives in Ethiopia work hard to support themselves and they have done everything they can to cope. The food crisis isn’t their fault. 

“My biggest fear is that once our livestock are dead, next it will be the women and children.”

Guyo

In the UK, we might put our savings in a bank account, or invest in something. A way of saving for the future, or for when things are hard. For Guyo, these animals are his savings. They are a security. They are school books for his children and school fees. They are his pension. They are a safety net in times of crisis. 

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Local experts in East Africa are responding 

World Food Crisis Appeal 2022

Hadoya is being trained by Agri-Service Ethiopia to ringfence land to grow grass and ensure fodder for her cattle through periods of drought.

Trained and dedicated volunteers and professionals are working round the clock in Ethiopia and across East Africa to help. These inspirational people live locally and often come from the communities they serve. Not only are they highly trained and respected, but they are also driven in their work. They will do whatever they can to get their communities through this catastrophe. 

Hadoya is one of these trained volunteers. Like many in her community, Hadoya has received three goats to use for milk. The goats will live longer through a drought than most other livestock and don’t need to travel to get food or water. 

Sharing training to build back stronger 

Hadoya has also been trained and is now giving training to her community in how to prepare land for crops. This will help the community in the long term when the drought passes. 

“When I am sleeping, I dream about what I have been given. These goats are my life. With the money I am getting from these goats, I can buy more. I love working hard and I love working with my community.”

Hadoya Rubitte, Borena Zone, Ethiopia

How your donations will help 

Your donations can go to:

  • Helping people like Guyo buy food
  • Growing a variety of crops that are more resistant to drought
  • Mending water pumps and to locate new and safe one
  • Working with communities – through local volunteers and experts – to build for the long term.

With your help today, the teams of local volunteers and experts we work with in Ethiopia, in East Africa and around the world, can help people to live through the worst of this devastating food crisis. 

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