The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in 60 years. UNICEF has confirmed that over 500,000 children are at risk of death, and the UN says that over 10 million people have been affected so far. This fund will provide immediate emergency disaster and long-term relief to the victims of the drought in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Uganda.
The Horn of Africa usually sees two rainy seasons per year; one between March and May, and the other between November and December. The past two rainy seasons have brought significantly less average rainfall, resulting in the perishing of crops, the killing of cattle, and insurmountable rises in food prices across the region.
This project will disburse funds to partner organizations providing emergency relief and rehabilitation to famine victims and drought refugees including International Medical Corps, Hot Sun Foundation, Lifeline Energy, Mercy Corps, Edesia, ActionAid International, and Save the Children.
Major disasters typically require a significant amount of international support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In this case, these funds will complement the amounts being raised by governments worldwide in order to provide the most comprehensive response to the escalating disaster.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.