Current emergency appeals

East Africa is currently facing famine which still has the potential to affect up to 22 million people. That is almost equivalent to the whole population of Australia.

The causes of the famine include drought, failed rains, conflict and a lack of humanitarian access to communities in need.

Monies raised are providing emergency food and nutrition, health services, water, sanitation, and agricultural livelihoods support to vulnerable communities, particularly women and children.

Read more on our dedicated East Africa Food Crisis Appeal page.

To donate to our East Africa Food Crisis Appeal, please click here (choose ‘East Africa Food Crisis Appeal’ from the ‘Donation’ drop-down menu). Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 249 880.

Read about some of the past emergencies Anglican Overseas Aid has responded to with the generous support of donors in Australia.

Below are some stories about people we work with during emergencies.

Rapid Response Emergency Fund: From no hope to know hope

From no hope to know hope

Donating to our Rapid Response Emergency Fund enables us to respond quickly when an emergency strikes around the world. Your donations will either be sent directly to our partners if we work in the affected area or we will join with the ACT Alliance, using their networks to provide basic necessities such as food, safe drinking water, shelter, and good hygiene practice.

Find out more here.

The ACT Alliance

Anglican Overseas Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of more than 150 churches and affiliated organisations working in 120 countries on long-term development and emergency response. Anglican Overseas Aid often responds to disasters and emergencies through the ACT Alliance. Our membership allows us to respond quickly and effectively and know that the activities are being carried out to the highest global standards.


Anglican Overseas Aid is also a full member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development agencies, and we are a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.