As the famine in East Africa escalates at an alarming rate, there’s more of a need than ever to help those affected. The combination of drought, conflict and economic decline has had a devastating impact on the region, and there are no signs of the problems easing.
It’s reported that 16 million people are on the verge of death, while 19.5 million people currently don’t have access to clean, safe water. What’s more, 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished, while nearly 1.5 million youngsters are facing starvation. Each day, the situation in East Africa is becoming worse.
Putting an end to suffering
Helping to put an end to this suffering is Manchester-based humanitarian charity Human Appeal. The charity is increasing its efforts to help the millions of men, women and children who are currently at risk in the worst-hit countries, such as Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
As a results of its fundraising, Human Appeal has already been able to offer life-saving emergency relief to some of the most vulnerable. So far, the charity has provided access to safe, clean water for over 80,000 people, and 4,000 Somalis have received food aid.
The charity has reached out people in Yemen too, where over 14 million people go hungry on a daily basis, and 3.3 million pregnant women and children are acutely malnourished. Human Appeal has provided nearly 500 families with enough food to survive.
As efforts continue, the charity is dedicated to offering assistance to those in need. Since it’s inception 26 years ago, Human Appeal has worked tirelessly to save lives across East Africa and beyond, but there is still a long way to go.
How you can help
There’s no denying that the situation in East Africa is extremely distressing, and being so far away from the problem can make you feel helpless. The good news is, there are ways you can make a difference. You can help Human Appeal and its projects by making a monetary contribution. Regardless of whether you give a little or a lot, making a donation is one of the quickest, easiest and most effective ways you can do your bit.
To make a donation or for information about upcoming Human Appeal events and its ongoing projects, you can visit www.humanppeal.org.uk.