Last summer, when the dire situation in the Horn of Africa first emerged, our Strategic Response and Global Emergencies team immediately coordinated with Mercy Corps’ in-country staff to help people receive lifesaving food, water and health services. With a focus on getting critical humanitarian aid to the hardest-hit areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, your continued support allowed Mercy Corps to:
Now Mercy Corps is transitioning to longer-term programming that builds resilience to future drought and famine that are certain to recur. In the coming months, we will help people rebuild their livestock herds, diversify their income sources and better manage their water supplies. Our programs:
Despite all of our accomplishments, there is still much to do. We are keeping a close eye on seasonal rainfall, which is projected to remain below average in most parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. More than eight million people across the Horn of Africa are still in need of emergency assistance. One third of Somalia’s population—2.51 million people—are currently in acute humanitarian crisis, including more than 323,000 acutely malnourished children. With the help of our incredible donor community, Mercy Corps will continue to support people building resilience to future cycles of drought and hunger.
Thank you for your inspiring commitment to Mercy Corps. We are truly grateful for your generosity.
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