Merlin is working in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia (where Merlin is the only health agency). Offering nutrition, health care and water and sanitation to rural and pastoralist communities, benefiting over 1.7million people, thousands of them children under 5 years old. Continuing to monitor and assess new areas of need with plans to increase the numbers cared for over the next few weeks.
Food security in the Horn of Africa continues to deteriorate. There is famine in areas of Somalia where Merlin is the only active health agency. Most at risk are children under 5, & pregnant and nursing women. Merlin continues to scale up operations in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia offering watsan, nutrition & health care to over 1.7million men, women and chlidren through health facilities and outreach / mobile clinics.
Somalia: Merlin offering health care in 11 IDP camps, via 29 health facilities and 40 outreach / mobile clinics, & additionl medical supplies.
Kenya: 31 health facilities & over 70 sites for outreach clinics, 3 stabilisation centres & supplementary feeding for chlidren under 5 and pregnant women.
Ethiopia: Ongoing health and nutrition activities, mobile clinic teams visiting 30 remote locations
Merlin are keeping people alive. Children who are critically and severely malnourished are being entered into intense supplementary feeding programs to bring them back to health. Families are being given nutrition, access to clean water & health care to treat and prevent common illnesses. This offers pastoralist communities time; they will then have the chance to seurvive, to see the rains, which will allow them to live in a self sufficient & sustainable way again.
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,197
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $803
Total Funding Goal: $30,000