Food Crisis Hits Horn of Africa

by Mercy Corps
Dec 7, 2011

A gift that changes lives in the Horn of Africa

At a mobile clinic, photo: Bija Gutoff
At a mobile clinic, photo: Bija Gutoff

Rain has started to fall in some areas in the Horn of Africa but it will take weeks and even months of rain for pastures and animals to recover.  In some places, rain could actually increase human misery by leading to outbreaks of diarrhea and other ailments. In other places that we work the land is still bone dry.  

Mercy Corps has been working in the region for years and has teams working in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. We are already helping more than 1 million people in the region survive continuing to deliver clean water, food, medical attention, jobs, agricultural training, and other programs. In keeping with Mercy Corps’ approach, we are helping communities both survive the massive shock – and build back better. Because of your donation, we are able to continue our life-saving work. Thank you. 

As the holiday season approaches we would like to encourage you to continue supporting our efforts around the world by making a donation to Mercy Corps on behalf of a loved one. Make a donation in honor of someone special and get them a gift they will never forget. 

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However you choose to give to Mercy Corps this year, know that your gift will help people living in some of the toughest places in the world lead more productive, safe, and healthy lives.

From all of us here at Mercy Corps, thank you and Happy Holidays!

Water MC trucked in, photo: Erin Gray
Water MC trucked in, photo: Erin Gray
2012 Mercy Corps Calendar
2012 Mercy Corps Calendar



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Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Carlene Deits
Portland, OR United States

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