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Horn of Africa Irish Emergency Alliance Appeal

Climate Change Emergency

Drought is ravaging Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Desperate families trek for days to try and find food, water and help. Many die of starvation on the way. Mothers and fathers. Grandparents. Children. Beloved babies. 

But you can be a lifesaver today. 

Plan International Ireland has joined with six other leading Irish aid agencies to create a united response through The Irish Emergency Alliance. We are appealing urgently for your help to provide life-saving food, water and health care now. 

Please click below to visit the Irish Emergency Alliance website and choose your lifesaving gift now. 

The Worst Drought in 40 Years

After four failed rainy seasons over the past two years, parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing the worst drought in 40 years. Harvests continue to fail, over 20 million people do not have enough food to eat and nearly 9 million livestock have died. More than 1.5 million  people have been forced to abandon their homes, often walking for days in search of food and water. 

Food prices are soaring, with the global cost-of-living crisis compounding an already dire situation. It is estimated that someone is dying of hunger every 48 seconds, with millions at risk of starvation.  

Who is the Irish Emergency Alliance?

The Irish Emergency Alliance is made up of seven Irish international aid charities that will come together to respond to the world’s worst emergencies and natural disasters by providing fast and efficient humanitarian assistance to those most in need. The seven agencies – ActionAid, Christian Aid, Plan International, Self Help Africa, Tearfund, Trócaire and World Vision – have programmes in 85 different countries, giving the Irish Emergency Alliance the global presence necessary to respond quickly to a crisis.

The Irish Emergency Alliance launched its first appeal in September 2020 in response to the global coronavirus crisis and also launched an appeal for Ukraine in March 2022.