Horn of Africa in Drought
Filed under Highlights on Monday, July 18, 2011 by Author: ICNA Relief.
Somalia has been hit with severe droughts and famines in the past, but due to a lack of proper rainfall over the past three seasons, this poor country today is facing one of the worst famines in its history.
Somalia’s lack of water and sanitation has been spreading to neighboring countries, Kenya and Ethiopia, who are also experiencing similar problems. According to UNICEF, 1 in 6 children under the age of five are dying in Somalia, due to famine-related diseases and problems.
A lack of clean water and sanitation has also lead to a drastic increase in cholera and typhoid in these areas. According to the World Health Organization, this is the worst regional drought in over 60 years.
ICNA Relief in East Africa:
- Water projects in Wajir, the largest province in Kenya, including 2 water wells.
- Orphan Sponsor Program in Somalia and Kenya.
- 4 water wells in Makaror, Godade, Barwaqo, Halane each.
Our Emergency Response Plan:
The Dadaab Refugee Camp, is now the world’s largest refugee camp with 380,000 starving and thirsty refugee population. The camp is built to house 200,000 persons, but currently is accommodating 380,000 persons, as par the demand.
* Shelter (Tents or Plastic sheeting to cover the thatched huts)
* Water (most important)
* Food: Rice, Maize Meal, Wheat Flour, Beans, Sugar, Salt, Cooking oil, Porridge, Milk Powder, Biscuits, Baby Foods etc.
* Medical Supplies.
To help the numerous victims please send your donations to ICNA Relief online or through cheque/ Please donate generously at www.icnareliefcanada.ca/donate [select 'International Programs' as the cause, and "Horn of Africa Relief as the Preference in the form on the following page].
$75/month/family: based on below, monthly food package for an average family of 6 persons = $75/month:
|No||Item||Quantity||Unit price in local currency|
|1||Ghee (cooking Oil)||1 litres||200/-|
|6||Matches (Pkt of 10)||1 packet||30/-|
|9||Admin, Logistics, Marketing||-||500/-|
|Total cost per basket delivered to beneficiary||Ksh. 1270= (US$ 15)|