Maria Nyawaiy, along with her five children, left home when her husband was killed during the conflict in South Sudan. They found refuge on an island in Nyal after five days of walking and canoeing through marshland. They receive some food from the World Food Programme, but supplement it with water lilies. Thanks to Oxfam, which set up a small community garden, Maria and other displaced people may have a bit more food during the coming months. Photo: Renaud Philippe

Aid reaching those in need

Hungry children in Somalia are receiving life-saving food. Women in Yemen are receiving treatment for cholera. Families fleeing conflict in South Sudan have access to shelter and safe drinking water.

Humanitarian aid is reaching hundreds of thousands of people affected by drought and conflict in parts of Africa and Yemen.

Famine is being pushed back, but it doesn’t mean the there is no longer a humanitarian crisis. There are still more than 20 million people in six countries who are facing severe malnutrition. Without help, famine could easily return, and affect more people.

Immediate action saves lives and thanks to your help, we’ve been able to slow down famine. But in order to continue saving lives, international assistance and action is still required.

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A woman displaced from the conflict in South Sudan sits on World Food Programme rations distributed by CARE. These bags were then divided into six families. Over a three-day period, 25,000 people received rations, but it’s only enough food for 10 days.
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Over a three-day period, CARE distributed World Food Program rations to 25,000 people in the town of Mankien, South Sudan, including this young boy’s family. This bag of sorghum will likely be the principal staple of their diet, but will only last them about 10 days. With no access to money, markets or their own gardens, families rely solely on donated food.
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Eight-month old Lolima and his twin brother Lokor were admitted to the Save the Children stabilisation centre in Kapoeta North, South Sudan, after they became ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. There, they received nutritional milk and medicine. Staff at the centre said there have already been improvements noted in their responsiveness. “At this time of year there is no food. We struggle to get food for our children. The crops planted have not harvested. This has happened to many families. There has been a shortage of rain,” says their mother Luchia. Photo: Save the Children