World Vision International
publication • Friday, April 20th 2018

Responding to East Africa's Hunger Crisis - Situation Report - March 2018

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A total of 976,970 people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan were reached with World Vision's response to drought, displacement and food insecurity in March 2018. 


  • 584,484 children reached through various response activities 
  • 689,621 people received food assistance and income-earning opportunities through various food security and livelihood programme models
  • 278,672 people were able to access clean water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • 180,595 children and women received assistance through our nutrition programmes
  • 29,064 children received support to get an education

Still, there is more work to do. 


  • Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. 

  • Children are the worst hit, with their health and development drastically impacted. Already, too many children are going hungry and the number of child malnutrition cases are increasing in several areas. 

  • Increased hunger will drive ever younger girls into early marriage, and force children out of school, into child labour and into other dangerous ways of surviving.

  • Children are on the move. Nearly 7 million people have fled their homes across the four countries, as a result of conflict, food insecurity and climate change.

Large-scale, long-term lifesaving assistance is needed to avoid spikes in malnutrition and death. World Vision is appealing for an additional $64 million to expand its humanitarian response and reach more people across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

For more information about World Vision's response achievements, locations and other details, please download (pdf) our March 2018 Situation Report.