Help save children’s lives in Somalia.

Escalated by the war in Ukraine, the relentless drought and soaring food prices, cases of child malnutrition are souring.

Millions of children are going hungry, while more than 500,000 children are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition, the most dangerous form of undernutrition. 

Without access to life-saving food and safe drinking water, children in Somalia are at risk of dying.

€100 could provide life-saving food to treat 20 malnourished children for two weeks.  

Please donate to our Emergency Appeal now.  

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What is Happening in Somalia? 

Over 10 million children across East Africa are facing extreme drought conditions. Five failed rain seasons in a row have killed livestock and crops. This has driven over 7 million people from their homes in search for food.  

Somalia is by far the worst affected country with 513,000 children already suffering from the most dangerous form of undernutrition – Severe Acute Malnutrition. 

But if we act now, we can save children’s lives.

How Will My Donation Help Children? 

Sachets of fortified peanut paste are all it takes to bring a starving child back from the brink.  

UNICEF is on the ground right now providing life-saving support, including this life-saving food for desperately hungry children, and access to clean water and health services.  

We have been operational in Somalia since 1972. We know the country well and have an extremely well-established and extensive network in place, which means we can get a lot of help to a lot of children fast. We have 287 staff members on the ground right now working to save children’s lives. 

But we need to do more. As the situation gets worse, more and more children need our help.  

We simply don’t have enough funds to reach every child in urgent need. But with your help, we can continue to provide life-saving supplies to the children who need it the most.  

Please make a donation today.  

Other Ways to Donate

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict and natural disasters. Please donate today and help us protect children in emergencies.

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

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