Blog entry Help Us Save Lives in Drought-Stricken East Africa

20 July 2011

As many as 10 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa, as the severe drought continues. The situation has been aggravated by high food prices and conflict, pushing more and more people closer to the edge of survival.

The World Food Programme is focusing on getting food to the most vulnerable, but they need your help. They are facing a shortfall in funding and need your support to expand their emergency relief operation.

We rarely ask Freericers to donate funds, however, the situation is urgent. If you can, please donate today, and share this information with your friends and family who may also be able to help.

Please note: at this time, Freerice rice is allocated to Cambodia as we are not able to allocate to the Horn of Africa (Freerice rice is purchase locally, and at this stage it is not possible). You can find out more about Cambodia here

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:53 joolz

Just starting out, hoping to get people in my group..

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 05:27 I am

I want to say this problem need to be done by you and me ,this website is great !

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 04:00

this happent to my family in libya

Sat, 07/30/2011 - 16:18 iiiilllluuuuvvvvddddooooggggssss

i hope playing freerice helpsothers

Sat, 07/30/2011 - 13:58 Hung4ry

I wish more people on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter would play. Only a fraction of their millions of users do so, yet if only a larger proportion of them did it would pay for millions more grains of rice.

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 16:07 jacobsipod1

well im getting rice right now

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 22:27 Isha9

Hey you guys play free rice whenever you can, and so will I! :)

And by the way does this page have a video?

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 07:03 Kirbygirl123

Aw... :( If only we could donate rice to them!! -_______-

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 06:37 wazup1

Omg,that is so sad! I so want to help. I can't donate money,but I will play Freerice every moment of the day if that can help!!!!

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 10:16 The Knight of St John's

We've got to help. They are, after all, our fellow human beings.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 09:33 KatGirlLove

I hope that there is enough money to support the people in the drought.

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 09:33 KatGirlLove

I hope that there is enough money to support the people in the drought.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:21 academy2000

People out there! Please help the hungry!

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 15:57 diondinosaur

wheew i am first again. yay

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