15 March 2017 Media Contacts: 020 7387 0200 or 07930 999 014 (out of hours) Donations can be made at www.dec.org.uk or by calling 0370 60 60 610 ** Spokespeople, recent photos and footage are available ** Leading UK aid agencies today [Wednesday 15 March] announced a joint fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa. More than […]
14 March 2017 Consortium 12-12, EAA’s member in Belgium, launched an appeal for the victims of the famine in South Sudan and those in Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria who are threatened by extreme hunger. 20 million people, of whom 1.4 million are children, are suffering from severe malnutrition and are at risk. According to the United Nations, this is […]
8 March 2017 Radiohjälpen, EAA’s member in Sweden, has restarted its Hunger Aid campaign in the face of hunger, famine, and the greatest need for food aid seen in decades. Over 20 million people suffer from hunger in many countries South of the Sahara and in Yemen. During this year, an estimated 70 million people […]
Giro-555, EEA’s member in the Netherlands, launched its appeal to Help Famine Victims on 6 March. The Appeal focuses primarily on Yemen, Northeast Nigeria, Somalia and southern Sudan, where there is the worst hunger. According to aid agencies, 20 million people are affected. For the first time in six years, the United Nations officially announced famine in […]
Over 21 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya and South Sudan alone are suffering from hunger. The alliance of German aid organisations, “Aktion Deutschland Hilft”, is urgently providing 100,000 Euros from an emergency aid fund to help tackle the catastrophe. “The alliance is launching an urgent appeal for funds to alleviate the dire emergency”, […]
Hilfsorganisationen schlagen Alarm Es fehlt an Spenden, um die humanitäre Not im kriegsgebeutelten Jemen zu lindern. Neben einer Hungerkatastrophe bahnt sich dort eine Choleraepidemie an. 210.000 Euro sind bislang bei dem deutschen Hilfsbündnis eingegangen. 250 Familien können damit für ein Jahr mit Lebensmitteln versorgt werden – dabei brauchen 19 der 26 Millionen Jemeniten dringend Hilfe. […]
DEC launches Yemen Crisis Appeal A major appeal was launched on 13 December 2016 by the Disasters Emergency Committee to help people facing hunger in Yemen. Twenty months of war have brought Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, to breaking point. More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their […]
On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southwest of Haiti. According to aid workers, there is a real threat of famine. Many areas are still inaccessible. 1.4 million people urgently need help, including nearly 600,000 children. There is not enough food for the survivors. In addition, there is the risk that cholera will spread.
Several EAA members (Swiss Solidarity, Radio Hjalpen, ADH) have activated National Appeals while others like Humanitarian Coalition, AGIRE and Nachbar in Not, are mobilizing to raise awareness amongst their own donors.
The El Niño weather phenomenon has caused the worst drought the Horn of Africa and southern Africa have seen in 30 years. Today, 50 million people are relying entirely on humanitarian assistance for their survival.