East Africa Emergency Appeal

Y Care International has launched an emergency appeal in response to the severe droughts unfolding in East Africa.

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In September this year, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, stated that “Famine will happen in Somalia and we fear that it won’t be the only place either”.
Forecasts predict a below-average fifth consecutive rainy season from October to December this year in parts of these countries.
The causes are multiple, with the current drought compounding the issue: In Somalia, flooding, locust infestation, displacements and persistent conflict all contribute to the current food insecurity concerns.

Communities across the region face the increased threat of famine in 2023.

A message from the YMCA around the UK and Ireland

YMCA England and Wales

YMCA Ireland

YMCA Scotland

Y Care International, in conjunction with our humanitarian partners in East Africa, have launched an emergency appeal to respond to this crisis.

Have any questions?

  • We’re happy to help. You can contact one of our friendly Supporter Care team by calling 020 7549 3150, or emailing info@ycareinternational.org.
  • If you wish, you can choose to donate over the phone or post cheques to Y Care International, East Africa Emergency Appeal, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR, UK.

If total donations exceed need, we will use them to respond to other emergencies.

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