7+ million people in Ethiopia are facing potential starvation. Your fridge twin can help families survive and feed their children.


Millions of people in Ethiopia are going hungry and do not know where their next meal is coming from.


By twinning your fridge for £30, you could provide a family with emergency food and supplies.


Less than 6 months ago £30 would have fed a family in Ethiopia for nearly 30 days. But now, with the combination of prolonged drought and violent conflict, people are forced to rely on expensive food imports. The war in Ukraine is causing prices to skyrocket even further.

Across Ethiopia, the price of basic food supplies such as cooking oil and flour has more than doubled since Russia’s invasion began. And with wheat imports being blocked, supplies of essentials are running low.


£30 now only stretches to feed a family for just under 2 weeks/for 12 days. We need to act fast. Before prices rise even further and even more people’s lives are put at risk.


Your donation will help families in Ethiopia suffering extreme hunger due to severe drought, food shortages and economic instability.

Beans and rice on a plate
Beans and rice

Your twinned fridge could provide emergency supplies of beans, rice, flour and other basics. This vital food aid is a lifeline for vulnerable families who have no social safety nets and need your help now.

Two crops growing from the ground

Our local partners are providing much-needed basics to help vulnerable families who have fled their homes to escape conflict.

We must act now

Support communities that are facing extreme hunger today.


To escape violent conflict in northern Ethiopia, Hakim and his wife, Aisha, fled on foot with their three young children – aged four, two and one. Aisha was also heavily pregnant.

‘Our journey took 45 days, and we were begging for food and water all the way,’ shares Hakim. ‘My wife gave birth as she arrived here.’

In their new village, the family had hardly any food and no clean water to drink. Hakim’s health has severely deteriorated and he isn’t well enough to work – which means he can no longer feed his family.

Our local partner has provided Hakim’s family with a lifeline of food and support. But millions more are in urgent need.


Please donate today – to twin your own fridge, or to give a Fridge Twin as a gift for someone else. You can help parents who have lost everything to provide food for their children.


When you twin your fridge, you’ll get a magnet set so you can customise your fridge to show your support for this urgent appeal.


Across the world, tens of millions of people do not have enough to eat today because of conflict, COVID-19, severe drought and economic instability.

In Ethiopia alone:

25.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
7+ million people are facing severe hunger
4.2 million people have had to flee their homes
2.7 million children are out of school due to the fighting

You’ll receive a fridge magnet set made up of individual words and pictures that you can customise on your fridge. All the countries listed below will feature on the magnet:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

If you put a Fridge Twin in your basket and then click through to the Checkout, you’ll have an opportunity on the final confirmation page to add a £3 donation towards postage & packaging, and an option to add in an extra donation of any amount you choose.

Online: The easiest way to donate is via this site, using a debit or credit card.

Cheque: If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Toilet Twinning, and write Fridge Twinning on the back, and send it with your name and address to: Twinning Appeals, 1052-1054 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS

BACS Transfer: A donation can be made directly to the bank account.

Account name: Tearfund t/a Toilet Twinning
Bank: Barclays
Account: 53798860
Sort code: 20-00-00 

Please start the reference field with the initials FT followed by your name (for example, ‘FT-name/organisation’ ) and email us with details of your name, address, amount transferred and date of transfer so we can track your donation. If you would like fridge magnets for every £30 donated, please confirm this in the email.

If you would rather not receive a magnet after placing your donation, please email appeals@toilettwinning.org to let us know your order number, name and that you don’t wish to receive anything in the post. (If you don’t have a magnetic fridge door and would prefer a pdf of the magnet set, you can download it here, print it out and display it on your fridge, or download this alternative).

Yes you can, please download an order form here!

You can download your Fridge Twinning collecting box template here.

Twin your fridge today

x £30

When you twin your fridge, you will receive a set of magnets containing individual words and pictures, including 21 countries experiencing extreme hunger today.

For every twin, we will send you a fridge magnet set, so for £60, you will receive two magnet sets, for £90, you will receive three sets, and so on.

If you would like to donate more than £30 but only receive one fridge magnet set, you can twin your fridge above x1, and then you will have an opportunity to make an additional donation on the final confirmation page.

A fridge showing various magnets from the Fridge appeal from Toilet Twinning
By twinning your fridge, you will help provide emergency food and save lives today.