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In the event that all our emergency response work in the region becomes fully-funded, your donation will be spent wherever the need is greatest.

Why we need your help in Africa

1 million peoplewill be on the brink of starvation across South Sudan if no immediate action is taken

403,000 childrenunder 5 in Ethiopia, need treatment for severe acute malnutrition right now

2.7 million peoplein Kenya are in need of humanitarian assistance due to poor rains

Daniel Kenya

A parent's struggle

Daniel, a father from Kenya is struggling to buy food to feed his family. He recently received a delivery of food from Plan International:

This has put a smile on my family's face, if only for a short time, we thank all of you who thought of us.

Plan International Kenya has been providing humanitarian assistance to affected communities in Kilifi County. Most families can only afford one meal a day since drought took hold of the country following low rainfall for two consecutive years.

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Your gift could provide:

  • Life-saving food packages containing maize and pulses to the most vulnerable and affected children and families.
  • Support to Therapeutic Feeding Centres in high-risk areas, to screen and treat children and their families for symptoms of malnutrition.
  • Nutritious lunches for children, to reduce school dropout, especially for girls, among drought affected schools.
  • Improved access to safe water and better hygiene and sanitation practice to reduce diseases such as diarrhoea.

Update for child sponsors

If you sponsor in any of the countries affected, we appreciate that you will be concerned for news of your sponsored child and their family. We have not received reports on individual sponsored children, however, please rest assured that we are receiving regular updates about the crisis. Should we receive any specific information relating to your sponsored child we will inform you personally.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our response efforts in the meantime, please get in touch with our supporter relations team are on 0300 777 9779 or by email at

But as famine threatens more children and their families, now is the time to act. Please donate to the Africa Food Crisis appeal today.

Help suffering children in Africa

Children and families are suffering. Provide a life-saving donation today