Your support helps provide emergency food, water and other relief in the drought zone.

Gift Amount

Credit Card Number:

CVV Number:

Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa MasterCard Discover American Express

Expiration Date:

Your Information

First Name:

Last Name:

Church World Service is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations to CWS are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Remember our sisters and brothers
in the Horn of Africa

The United Nations has declared that southern Somalia is in the midst of famine – a situation so bad that more than 3 in 10 children are acutely malnourished and people are dying daily.  A severe drought has killed crops and livestock across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, leaving more than 13 million people without enough food.

You can help today.

Through Church World Service and the ACT Alliance, humanitarian workers are providing food and other essential aid in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.  While a civil war continues in Somalia, we are reaching people in the country and in enormous camps along the borders.  Please make a donation through CWS for the Horn of Africa response.

Second, please speak out about the need for continued U.S. humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa.  Aid that saves a life or creates a more secure future for children is not wasteful spending.  Our leaders need to hear this message now more than ever.  Write a letter to your Congressional representative or local newspaper.  Here are sample letters you can send:

Sample letter to your Members of Congress
Sample letter to the editor of your local newspaper

Additional resources:
CWS emergency appeal update: East Africa drought
latest update on the situation and CWS's response

Bulletin Insert
Africa's worst drought in a generation.  How will you respond?

O God, You Love the Needy
a hymn to support the churches' famine relief in Africa.

CWS is a member of the ACT Alliance and is consistently rated highly as an efficient organization.