Will you help older people provide for themselves and their families?
The end of this year will mark three years of the worst drought in 40 years in East Africa. Over 40 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are suffering from the devastating effects of the drought.
Extreme heatwaves have killed millions of livestock and destroyed crops. Many in the region have been left without access to food, water or an income.
Older people are especially at risk
We know, working in East Africa right now, that older people are amongst those worst hit. Yet where there is support available, their needs are being overlooked and forgotten.
How your donation could help older people
Your kind donation could help meet the needs of older people and their families. For example, your donation could help provide:
- Food that is easy to swallow and tailored to the nutritional needs of older people
- Cash payments so that older people can buy necessities such as medicine, hygiene items and clothing
- Access to safe drinking water, through reservoir tanks and motorised water schemes
- Mental health support for those older people living in temporary camps who have fled the worst affected rural areas
Older people in East Africa shouldn’t be losing their lives to hunger. You have the power to make a difference. Your support could provide a lifeline to those who are suffering. Please donate today.
Age International is raising money for our East Africa Appeal, to support our work in East Africa for older people and their families. Donation examples are representative of the assistance that older people could receive. Any income not spent after twelve months past the end of the appeal may be allocated to another emergency situation that requires our support.