Published Date: March 12, 2017
Severe drought is threatening the lives of tens of millions of people in several countries. A number of affected countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Kenya are currently on the cusp of a potential unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is scaling up its support to vulnerable communities. Staff and volunteers are responding in many of the most hardest-to-reach communities, with support from the world’s largest humanitarian network.
Donate to the Africa Drought Appeal
Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed now in water and sanitation, food and nutrition, health, and livelihoods. Money raised will support the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the region, both providing emergency relief and helping people recover their livelihoods. The Africa Drought Appeal
will cover numerous countries including those currently affected and those potentially affected in the future.
Canadian Red Cross Appeals
When we launch an appeal, donations made in response to it are used to help communities and countries identified in the appeal to recover from emergencies and disasters by providing immediate assistance and relief. Once these urgent needs have been met, we may use any remaining funds in and beyond the region to strengthen resilience to future emergencies and disasters or to provide humanitarian aid in the event that new needs arise.
The fundraising cost related to any emergency appeal will not exceed five per cent. Remaining funds will be used for Red Cross operations to support vulnerable people, families and communities.