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Friday, 24 February 2017

East Africa Famine Emergency

Muslim Hands

Somalia and South Sudan in Crisis

The UN has officially declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, while humanitarian organisations warn that the same could happen in Somalia in a matter of weeks. In both countries, devastating conflicts coupled with severe drought have destroyed crops, killed livestock and displaced thousands of families.

In parts of Sudan, 30% of the population is already suffering from severe malnutrition and in Somalia, the UN has warned that 50,000 children are at risk of starving to death. Without drastic action, millions could die.

Muslim Hands has been working with communities in East Africa, delivering education, livelihoods support and healthcare for years. During our Africa on the Edge campaign we have distributed emergency food and water supplies to communities suffering from food crises in Somalia, Malawi and Kenya.

As part of our Africa on the Edge: Food Crisis campaign, we now need your donations to continue providing relief to Somalia and to reach families facing famine in South Sudan.

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.