Kenyans by a well in Garissa

© Minna Passi/ Finnish Red Cross

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been able to help millions of people affected by the 2011 food crisis in east Africa.

The Movement provided communities with immediate relief, and is investing in solutions to help people in the long-term.

Here, Havoo talks about the positive impact a Red Cross well has had on her community in Mulanjo, Kenya – enabling her to easily access water, so her children can spend their time in education:

Havoo’s story: the well and water point are a wish come true from British Red Cross on Vimeo.

Further support

The British Red Cross East Africa Food Crisis Appeal is now closed, but we will continue to support work of the Kenya Red Cross in the Dadaab refugee camp complex. The British Red Cross also plans to support resilience work with Kenyan communities.

Barry Armstrong, disaster response manager, said: “The Red Cross continues to help people across east Africa. Our support for this work has only been made possible by people’s generosity. Thank you to everyone who supported the East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.”

You can help us respond to future crises by donating to our Disaster Fund.

Find out more about the 2011 east Africa food crisis

Read about our work in Dadaab