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Somalia Faces the Risk of Famine

2019-06-16T08:34:07-04:00

Somalia faces the risk of famine again because of recurring droughts according to the UN the Horn of Africa is suffering from a severe drought causing crops to fail and cattle to die. An estimated 13 million people are facing acute malnutrition and water scarcity in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, and are in urgent need of emergency assistance. In Somalia, communities that were already vulnerable due to past droughts are again facing severe hunger and water scarcity and are at risk from deadly communicable diseases. During Ramadan, UHR was on the ground distributing food items and water to needy families [...]

Somalia Faces the Risk of Famine2019-06-16T08:34:07-04:00

Famine has been declared in East Africa

2019-04-08T15:14:24-04:00

More than 22 million people are affected by the drought in East Africa, and at least 15 million are hungry. The region is suffering from severe drought, causing crops to fail and livestock to die. The lack of safe clean water for drinking and sanitation is increasing the risk of cholera and other life-threatening diseases. Violence in the region is leading to millions fleeing their homes, leaving them in need of emergency aid, especially food.  Over 45,000 cases of acute diarrhea in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia have been reported. On top of the food crisis, the region was hit by [...]

Famine has been declared in East Africa2019-04-08T15:14:24-04:00

Deadly floods devastate Somalia and Kenya displacing thousands just days before Ramadan

2019-04-08T15:31:31-04:00

As they were recovering from the severe drought that threatened millions in 2017, they were suddenly hit by harsh floods devastating Somalia and Kenya. At least 100 people have died and nearly 260,000 have been displaced by flooding in Kenya this month, the Kenyan Red Cross announced. Humanitarian organizations are working around the clock to help stranded residents to safety and provide aid to remote communities after weeks of heavy rain and landslides. We are just days away from the blessed month of Ramadan and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. There is a huge fear of disease outbreaks. This [...]

Deadly floods devastate Somalia and Kenya displacing thousands just days before Ramadan2019-04-08T15:31:31-04:00

East Africa hit by severe drought

2019-04-08T15:49:34-04:00

Kenya, along with the rest of East Africa, recently suffered a devastating drought that had been mounting from the previous 2 years and a resulting famine that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people in the region. This already poverty stricken region reached a level of devastation not seen in 60 years. In 2012 when the rains finally came, Kenya faced massive flooding as a result of the parched earth’s inability to quickly receive the water. Make a Donation

East Africa hit by severe drought2019-04-08T15:49:34-04:00

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