Save the Children launch 2022 Christmas Jumper appeal

2 December 2022

Kenya’s Mandera and Turkana counties have some of the country’s worst malnutrition rates, and childhood illnesses are rife. Poor health services, the difficulty in reaching the area’s large numbers of nomadic pastoralists, and a lack of information for families on how best to keep their children healthy and well-nourished all combine to put thousands of children at risk.

The Government’s UK Aid Match funding will provide support for Save the Children’s work delivering life-saving prevention and treatment services for children with malnutrition and serious childhood illnesses. This will significantly reduce the number of babies and children dying of preventable causes in Kenya’s Mandera and Turkana counties.

Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office Minister, said:

“Women and children are facing a fight for survival in drought-hit East Africa. By signing up to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day appeal this year you can help to provide life-saving nutrition and treatment services to the children who need it most, as conditions in the region continue to deteriorate. All donations before March 1 will be match funded by the UK Government.”

When you donate to Christmas Jumper Day between 1st December and 1st March, your donation will be doubled by the UK Government up to £2million. 100% of match funding from the UK Government will go directly towards supporting Save the Children’s project in Kenya, which will increase the quality and availability of essential maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition services in Mandera and Turkana counties, Kenya.

To find out more, visit Save the Children’s website.