Across Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya, 8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
A severe drought and escalating food prices led to famine in Somalia in 2011. Although the official famine declaration has now been downgraded, the situation in Somalia remains volatile. More than 320,000 children are malnourished and in need of urgent assistance.
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The latest reports from UNICEF relief teams in East Africa show that tens of thousands of lives have been saved thanks to the generosity of our donors.
Unfortunately there are still 2.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Kenya, including 440,000 children under five.
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What is UNICEF doing?
In the past year, UNICEF has provided the following supplies to East Africa:
- Vaccinated 8.5 million children against measles
- Treated over 1 million malnourished children
- Provided 4.5 million people with access to safe water
- Provided over 115,000 children with access to child-friendly spaces or other safe environments.
What can you do?
UNICEF urgently requires your support to continue saving the lives of children in East Africa. Even the smallest amount can make a huge difference.
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