Food Crisis in South Sudan and Somalia 

Urgent Action Needed










East Africa is in crisis. More than 16 million people are facing food and water shortages.

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, with more than 40% of the population in urgent need of food assistance. Somalia is also likely to experience famine this year, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought. The situation is rapidly deteriorating and 6.2 million people – that’s half of the country’s population – need humanitarian assistance to survive.  

Urgent action is needed to help bring aid to thousands of families on the brink of starvation.

What is Medair doing?

Medair is working in extremely challenging conditions to save as many lives as possible in South Sudan and Somalia. Our teams are providing malnutrition treatment to young children under five, and pregnant and breastfeeding women – often the most vulnerable and most at risk of illness during a crisis.

Our teams are working with communities to teach them healthy nutrition practices to help prevent malnutrition in the future, such as the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for a baby’s first six months of life. This is how we can have a long-term impact on the people we support. 

Medair is also providing safe drinking water and hygiene services. This is essential in the fight against malnutrition.

 We need your help to continue our work.

Please join us as we act together to save the lives of as many children and vulnerable women as possible in South Sudan and Somalia!