Some 12 million people across northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia and south central Somalia are in the grip of a major food crisis. They are in desperate need of food, water and health care.
Thanks to the generous support of the public, tax payers and organisations, Oxfam is helping 1.5 million people and plans to double this effort.
This report from the BBC's Mike Wooldridge shows how some of the money Oxfam has received is being spent
All this work would not be possible without the support of the public.
The more money Oxfam can raise the more people it will be able to reach. This crisis is the largest appeal it has ever launched in Africa. It needs £60m ($99m) to help 3 million people and so far it is facing a shortfall of £14m ($23m).
Click here if you'd like to donate to the East Africa appeal. And a huge thank you to all of you who already have.