Conflict at the root of famine

The humanitarian situations in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria are verging on catastrophic. With millions facing famine, we must address the root causes of this desperate situation – and time is running out.

  • In Yemen, the hospitals we work with have reported a 150% increase in child malnutrition cases.

  • In South Sudan, it is estimated that one in three households urgently needs food.

  • In Nigeria, in the state of Borno, 300,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next twelve months.

  • In Somalia, we are treating 23% more children under the age of five for malnutrition than in the same period in 2016.

Climate has played a part in what's going on, but the actions of people are primarily to blame. All four countries and their people have endured years of violence and suffering. The protracted conflict is what lies at the root of these humanitarian crises.

Millions are facing the threat of famine. We are working day and night to reach as many people in need as possible.

But we need your help. Please donate today.

Food crisis appeal