Across Uganda millions of children are suffering pain and hunger.
Children chronically malnourished
and refugees arriving hungry and
homeless – they all urgently
need our help now.
HUNGER HURTS - HELP NOW
Without proper nutrition one in three children in Uganda are suffering irreversible health problems and for the one million refugees arriving from war torn South Sudan, food rations are vitally needed for their survival.
We walked towards Uganda for three days; I had to carry Leyla for most of it. We only ate once a day and we were very, very hungry. When we arrived at the border we were given biscuits. I was relieved but also very tired
- Eva, 16 – (Sister to Mary, 12 and Leyla, 5)
DONATE NOW – and help provide for vulnerable, hungry and malnourished children across Uganda and around the world
How your money can help
- £10 could train three volunteers to support new breastfeeding mums
- £32 could help a mum learn to prepare nutritious, healthy meals for her child
- £54 could provide a food basket for a family of 5 for a month.
In the recent crisis, caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, over 500,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, more than half are women and children. An estimated one in five are pregnant or breastfeeding women. Another one in five are children under five. The refugees have had to travel on risky roads with no food, water and little rest. There is little access to clean water or nutritious food for the pregnant women in the densely populated refugee camps.
Somsida is only 11 years old, but already she's seen and experienced far too much.
In recent weeks, more than half a million people have sought refuge in Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The majority of them are women and children who identify as Rohingya.