More than 10 million people in East Africa and Yemen are facing starvation and famine: “Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease,” said Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, at a meeting of the UN Security Council on 10 March.
All We Can and the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain are urgently calling for individual and local community support to respond to famine in South Sudan and to avert famine and further death in other countries across East Africa and the wider region including Somalia and Yemen.
All We Can’s Humanitarian Aid Manager Jason Snuggs said, “This situation is incredibly serious, it is not one we can ignore. We need supporters to give generously and without delay, as we respond to the needs in this vast region and help towards averting famine in other countries across East Africa on the verge of disaster.”
Gifts to this emergency appeal will enable All We Can and its partners to respond quickly to those in greatest need across the region.