The North-Eastern region of Africa, known as the Horn of Africa, has been suffering from severe drought and famine conditions for the last three months. While some rains have started to fall and the status of famine has officially been lifted, millions of people are still living in a food crisis. Without a continued flow of relief programs over the next few months, many will starve.
ADRA Canada, working together with the ADRA Network, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, UNHCR and the World Food Programme, have been bringing food assistance to people living in Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan.
Here is a look at what ADRA has been doing in the region:
In addition to school feeding programs, emergency food distributions and cash assistance to feed vulnerable families, ADRA is working to prevent the spread of cholera through water and sanitation projects (WASH).
With support from the ADRA Network and CFGB, ADRA Kenya is bringing relief to a target group of 100,000 people in the Mandera and Mwingi Central regions of Kenya. With the rising costs of staple foods, and the loss of livestock in the drought, this emergency food assistance is critical for survival for many families.
Lifesaving food distributions are being conducted in communities that have been hit hard by drought and civil conflict. ADRA is also conducting school feeding programs and WASH related activities. ADRA is continuing their emergency operation under some challenging and dangerous conditions. This last month one of the ADRA vehicles was stopped and robbed at gunpoint. Thankfully no one was harmed in the incident.
ADRA Canada is also working in the refugee camps that have received one million refugees from South Sudan in northern Uganda as they struggle to set up a new life far away from their homes.
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