Across Eastern and Southern Africa, over 51 million people are affected by the worst drought in 50 years, caused by El Niño. Over half – 26 million – are children. That’s the equivalent of the entire Australian population going hungry.
UNICEF is targeting more than 1 million children with the deadliest kind of malnutrition. We’ll treat them with special therapeutic food and milk to bring them back to health.
No parent wants this situation for their child – they want them to grow up happy and healthy and to be educated. Parents and children here in Australia can help because the good news is - there are solutions. A little bit of help goes a long way.
Your donation will go children and their families in Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. With La Niña projected to take hold in the region in the latter part of this year, bringing rain and floods – your support can’t come soon enough.