East Africa has been affected by repeated droughts since late 2016 – South Sudan officially declared the first global famine in February 2017, with millions across the broader region still at risk. Access to food, water and sanitation is limited and an estimated 5.4 million children were estimated to be acutely malnourished in 2017, requiring immediate medical assistance. Drought and famine has made it difficult to maintain infrastructure, resulting in 4.7 million children’s access to education under threat – with hundreds of schools across the region already being shut down.
Al-Khair Foundation’s commitment to easing the plight of East Africa remains resolute – providing long-term health solutions (medical clinics, ambulances), sustainable water infrastructure and food provisions to the region’s long-suffering people. Help us to ensure that the people of East Africa aren’t forgotten this summer.