What You Support
A serious drought in East Africa has led to a major drop in crop production, leaving millions of poor rural families that rely on farming as their primary means of survival without adequate food or income.
Your gift will reach communities in Kenya, where neighbors are working together to improve and build better systems to capture rain water for irrigation. They earn much-needed cash for their effort, which they can use to purchase food in the short-term, and increase their ability to respond to drought in the long-term.
LWR is closely monitoring the situation in South Sudan, where people have already started dying of hunger in Unity State and the United Nations has declared a famine. The famine is the first to be declared in the world since 2011. We are currently exploring efforts to support LWF to address the crisis there.
We continue to remain in contact with our local partners in Uganda and Tanzania to determine additional needs and how LWR can best assist to meet these needs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Give to the East Africa Drought fund. Your gifts will support the East Africa Drought response until needs there are met. Gifts received after that time will be used where needs are greatest.
- Make Quilts and Kits. Donating Quilts and Kits helps ensure we have an adequate supply to send around the world to partners who request them, as well as in response to emergencies.
- Pray for the people affected by this crisis and the humanitarian aid staff working to reach them.