Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in 30 years
Animals are dying in Ethiopia and they urgently need your help
Donate £3 today and help save hundreds of starving animals
Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in over 30 years. Animals are rapidly dying from starvation – and your help is needed.
Four consecutive seasons of poor and failed rains have left parts of Ethiopia in a desperate state of emergency. The UN has warned that more than 15 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food aid by the middle of 2016 and in the Awash Fentale region alone, a total of 4,670 animal deaths have already been reported. The pastoralist communities rely completely on their animals for their livelihood: if their animals don’t survive, neither will they.
With the money you helped raise in 2015 for our Emergency Fund, we have begun working with the Ethiopian government to feed the surviving animals of the Afar people in the area surrounding the town of Awash. It is a fantastic start, but we need your help to reach more animals and secure their future.
We cannot stand by and watch these animals waste away when we know, with your support, they can be saved. Will you help them?
Rains are expected in April – and we’re working on keeping the animals alive until the rains bring fresh pasture. If we can do this, the Afar people will be able to resume their normal lives once the drought is over, minimising their dependence on further aid.
Here’s how your donation can help:
£3 - could buy a bale of hay to prevent the deaths of more animals caught in the drought
£10 - could help to buy a sack of mixed ration feed, full of energy and essential nutrients that the animals desperately need.
£26 - could provide a family in one of the poorest communities in Ethiopia enough feed to keep a mixed herd of one donkey, three cattle and 10 sheep and goats alive for three days.
Donate now and help suffering animals today.