With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of
people are facing starvation in the coming months. The severity and
scale of the crisis is unprecedented in recent decades. Combined
conflict and drought has left almost 25 million people in East
Africa requiring immediate emergency food aid.
The two worst affected countries in the region are Somalia and South
Sudan, but parts of Ethiopia and Kenya are also badly hit. Ongoing
conflict in South Sudan and Somalia has displaced millions of people
and severely disrupted the food system.
Climate change is also a huge factor. The region is experiencing a
prolonged drought due to the multiple failures of rain over two
years. Without the rain, crops have not grown and animals have died.
This is causing huge suffering to the people.
Trócaire has teams working in all four affected countries – South
Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. We are bringing emergency food
aid into the worst-hit communities and helping people to survive the
Working with local church groups, we will do what we can, with the
funds available to us to reach thousands of families over the coming
months. We must respond and every cent makes a massive difference.
We will provide emergency food baskets to struggling families in the
weeks and months to come, provide schools, health units and
communities with water, whilst also distributing drought-tolerant
seeds and tools for people to plant crops. Without these
interventions, the cycle of hunger will simply continue and deepen.
An Emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa
will take place in our Parish on the weekend 22nd- 23rd July. Nearly
25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are
currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought. Trócaire
is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency
food, water and sanitation. Needs are enormous - please support our
appeal and help us reach more people with
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