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Current situation: Millions are facing starvation in Africa

© Nyokabi Kahura/Malteser International

Around 44 million people across Africa are struggling to feed themselves. In South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 15 million are facing the threat of hunger. In situations like these, children are the most affected

Malteser International is presently helping the most vulnerable people in these countries by providing families with urgently needed food, safe drinking water and sanitation and medical care.

To help families in the long term, we are also distributing seeds so families can cultivate crops, thereby producing their own food and boosting their income.

Our activities are aimed at saving as many lives as possible. Your donation can help us prevent a looming disaster.

GIVE TODAY. HELP THEM SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN HEALTH AND DIGNITY!


This is how we help the people in the crisis-ridden regions of Africa:

South Sudan: 

School meal program for 5,000 children

Drilling of 18 wells 

Construction of six washing platforms

Distribution of soap bars to 19,000 refugees

Psychosocial support for children aged five and above

Distribution of agricultural equipment and water

Supervision of street children 

Supporting the urban vegetable garden in Wau city

 

Our help in the DR Congo for South Sudanese refugees:  

Supporting health centers and hospitals in treating refugees free of charge

Improving the water supply in the camps and health centers

Providing the necessary equipment for water treatment

Providing  refugees with hygiene articles 

Providing hygiene awareness in courses instructed by health committees in order to prevent the transmission of diseases

Construction of sanitary facilities, such as showers, latrines and incinerators

Providing health centers with equipment for infection prevention and for work safety

 

In South Sudan alone, 100,000 people are facing starvation. Photo: Malteser International
In South Sudan alone, 100,000 people are facing starvation. Photo: Malteser International
We support the medical supply in the DR Congo. Photo: Nyokabi Kahura/Malteser International

Kenya: 

Water supply

Construction of a water catchment system

Drilling of boreholes

Construction of latrines and distribution of hygiene articles

High energy food for undernourished children

Supporting the food distribution for households

 

 

 

 

Our help in Uganda for South Sudanese refugees: 

Motorizing boreholes to supply refugees with water 

Supplying refugees with essential hygiene articles and soap

Distributing seeds and agricultural equipment

Trainings on good agricultural practices

Setting up fruit and vegetable gardens 

 

 

In Northern Kenya, we supply the population with drinking water. Photo: Malteser International
In Uganda, we supply the refugees with drinking water. Photo: Malteser International

One year after the hunger crisis in Kenya

In 2017, a devastating hunger crisis was ravaging parts of Africa including northern Kenya. The Kenyan government declared a national drought emergency. Malteser International responded to the crisis by providing life-safing food aid in regions affected by the drought. One year on, many families have survived thanks to a quick response but many people are still living in the grip of starvation. 

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