Millions of families are facing a food crisis that could be worse than any we’ve lived through.
Although CAFOD's South Sudan Appeal is now closed, we continue to respond to similar emergencies around the world.
However, in many other parts of the world families are still facing starvation. In Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan, up to 20 million people are fighting for their very survival. They are facing terrifying drought and rocketing food prices. Schools are closed, and the threat of extreme hunger is forcing people to spend their life savings or leave their homes.
An update on the current conflict in Sudan
Conflict has broken out in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and hundreds of civilians have been caught up in the violence.
CAFOD's Head of Africa, Kayode Akintola, has updated us on the current situation and what you can do to help.
What happened in South Sudan?
In 2014, nearly four years of conflict in South Sudan forced over 3 million people from their homes and led to 4.9 million people struggling to find enough to eat. The UN had declared that parts of the country were facing famine.
Where did the money from the South Sudan Appeal go?
CAFOD supported its local Church partners to provide food, shelter, healthcare, clean water, sanitation and emergency supplies to thousands of people who were forced from their homes.
Our experienced partners were already on the ground responding to the needs of vulnerable communities and were best placed to know how to support these families.
What are the needs in South Sudan?
After nearly a decade of ongoing conflict in South Sudan, over 8 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance. CAFOD continues to support local partners who are battling extreme hunger and malnutrition.
In Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan, up to 20 million people are fighting for their survival. They are facing terrifying drought and rocketing food prices. Schools are closed, and the threat of extreme hunger is forcing people to spend their life savings or leave their homes.
How can I help?
Together, we can reach out with love to help our sisters and brothers around the world who are facing extreme hunger through no fault of their own.
Together, we can help families build resilience in the face of extreme hunger, with tools, training and climate-resistant seeds to help with sustainable farming, with emergency food, water and shelter, and so much more.