Somalia Famine: How to Help

East Africa is experiencing what U.S. State Department officials say is quickly becoming one of the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. Already, ABC News viewers have donated over $175,000 for famine relief. Help is a simple click away.


Somalis from southern Somalia stand behind barbed wire in a line to receive aid at a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, July 16, 2011. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Photo)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)  is on the ground scaling up relief efforts to aid people devastated by the drought that is ravaging East Africa — the worst in 60 years.

Shot@Life is helping to save children’s lives with vaccines. $10 will protect two children from polio and measles for their lifetimes. $20 will give a child a lifetime of immunity to protect her from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles.

Edesia , one of the makers of Plumpy’nut®, a life-saving nutrient, has set up a donation page to allow people to specifically donate the product to children in Horn of Africa.

Save the Children is already on the ground saving lives. They are rapidly providing food, water, medicine and crucial support to underweight children and families who have lost everything. $35 can provide nourishing food for a child for a month. $100 can help a child survive the drought.

The Global Giving Fund has set up a project for the Horn of Africa Drought and Famine Relief. Just $25 means emergency disaster and long-term relief for victims of the drought.

CARE $10 can bring lifesaving relief and supplies to drought victims.

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) $10 will provide a therapeutic feeding kit to help 1 child recover from severe malnutrition. $20 will provide 1 family with a kitchen set containing a cooking pot, cup, table spoon and deep plates.

International Medical Corps has set up a page for donations, providing lifesaving relief to drought victims. $10 Can bring lifesaving relief and supplies to drought victims. $25 Can bring lifesaving relief and supplies to drought victims.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF You can donate online or text FOOD to UNICEF (864233) to donate $10 to the Horn of Africa ( Legal terms; messaging and data rates apply. As little as $10 can feed a child for 10 days. More lives can be saved if we act now.

World Food Programme You can donate online to or you can make a $10 donation to the World Food Programme by texting AID to 27722.Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Full terms: & Privacy Policy

Doctors Without Borders

African Medical and Research Foundation

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

World Vision’s Horn of Africa response


Oxfam America

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