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Drought and floods in East Africa

East Africa Crisis Appeal


Climate extremes in Eastern Africa have caused widespread food shortages. We urgently need your help to respond.

More than 10 million people across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis as extreme weather events are causing both drought and floods.

An upsurge of locusts has hit the region's already fragile food security situation. 

Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.

We are supporting people to

  • Fresh clean water shoots from a pipe into a hand.

    Survive today with fresh clean water and coronavirus prevention

    Oxfam is providing hygiene kits, distributing soap, repairing wells and toilets in camps for people who have been forced to flee their homes.

  • A stack of Somalian banknotes

    Prepare for tomorrow with cash transfers and emergency food packages

    Cash transfers help households buy essentials, and emergency food packages contain items such as flour, rice, lentils and cooking oil.

  • Hassana is farming in Ethiopia

    Adapt for the future Distributing seeds and providing support to grow them

    Distributing seeds to farmers that have had their crops destroyed by locusts and drought. Working with farmers to grow more resilient crops.

Kieran Doherty / Oxfam

The drought is real. This year and last we have been affected by severe drought.”

Mako is a farmer living in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Oxfam is working to help farmers like Mako grow crops that are more resistant to droughts.