East Africa Food Crisis

by Save the Children Federation
East Africa Food Crisis
Jun 20, 2013

Final Report About the East Africa Food Crisis

Save the Children reached over 3 million people across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The crisis may have slipped out of the headlines, but it is far from over. We are still there.

Save the Children works in some of the most dangerous areas of east Africa including Mogadishu and the Dadaab refugee camp. Our staff put their lives on the line daily. We cannot and will not stop our lifesaving work until we are no longer needed.  

 In Somalia we have fed over 150,000 young children and mothers, and providing clean water and food to thousands more. We cannot stop supporting these families, but we must also ensure our work is sustainable, and that we are not simply responding to one crsis after another. We must help children to gain an education, to help them fulfil their potential. This is essential in countries like Somalia, where the education system doesn’t function in many areas. We are working with communities to ensure that livelihoods are sustainable by themselves, and not reliant on food aid.  

 In Kenya, we’ve reached over 250,000 people with vital, life-saving health work. We’ve also worked hard to strengthen the government’s health system, by training local community health workers, and providing them with mobiles and solar panel chargers. We’re working with children in the Dadaab refugee camp who have been deeply affected by the ongoing civil war in Somalia, to ensure our legacy in Kenya and across the region is more than simply an emergency response.

In Ethiopia, we’ve reached over 2 million people - distributing hundreds of tonnes of food and water, and at the same time delivering high quality education to over 60,000 children. We're working closely with the government to help communities prepare for future droughts - building community resilience, creating drought reserve grazing areas for livestock and working with women to create cereal banking co-operatives. 

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Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
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Twitter: @savethechildren
Project Leader:
Penelope Crump
Westport, CT United States

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