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East Africa Hunger Crisis

More than 23 million people across East Africa are in need of urgent life-saving assistance to combat the worst effects of prolonged drought, conflict, displacement and other natural disasters.

More than 13 million children require assistance, ranging from food and clean water, to education and child friendly, safe spaces.

Country concerns

South Sudan: 7 million are in desperate need of food and water. 4.5 million are displaced, fleeing ongoing conflict.

Ethiopia: 7.8 million people are in need of assistance.  

Somalia: More than 5.4 million are affected by this crisis — and are still reeling from the ongoing conflict in the country. 

Kenya: 2.5 million people need humanitarian assistance.

Uganda: More than 1 million South Sudanese refugees have arrived, the majority who are women and children. They urgently require food, clean water and psychosocial support.

World Vision's response

World Vision is on the ground across the region working hard to bring life-changing food, clean water, protection and care to enormous numbers of children. As of June 2018, more than 3.5 million people have been assisted in this ongoing response operation. 

World Vision’s response to the refugee crisis

In Uganda, World Vision is on the ground working to help register new arrivals and provide hot meals, distribute core relief items and provide support for unaccompanied or separated minors and children at risk. World Vision’s work aims to ensure their longer-term recovery and self-reliance. 

 

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