A crisis of hunger and drought ravaged east Africa in 2011 in an area known as the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Kenya & Ethiopia). The United Nations and humanitarian agencies struggled to keep up with an exodus of hungry Somalian refugees and many emaciated children died of malnutrition along the way or after arriving in neighbouring countries. The countries of Ethiopia and Kenya were also affected by the extreme drought, and many suffered and perished.
More than 12.5 million people in the Horn of Africa needed assistance to survive the crisis sparked by the worst drought in sixty years.
Through the generosity of Canadian donors, and through Canadian Foodgrains Bank matched funding, ERDO helped deliver $1,900,000 worth of food aid to children and their families. We are so grateful for every dollar that was donated and is now "doing good".
The situation today-
ERDO continues to work, on a long term basis, with some of the communities where we provided emergency food aid during the Horn of Africa Crisis in late 2011 through to early fall 2012. As a direct result of our Horn of Africa Crisis response, ERDO is working with two communities in Northern Kenya where we had responded with emergency assistance during the crisis. In Namuroputh and Lokwatubwa, Turkana, we are implementing a sustainable agriculture project and in Marsabit we are involved in a livestock project that helps widows and their children become self-sustaining. In both Turkana and Marsabit we continue to assist mothers and children with supplementary food assistance.
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