When MADRE first began our work with our sister organization Womankind Kenya to help families fleeing the deadly famine in Somalia, women faced a struggle each day to keep their children alive.
Many sought refuge in camps just over the border in Kenya, only to find that these camps were overcrowded and lacked sufficient resources to help them survive. Many women and children instead settled in nearby villages that were no better off than the refugee camps themselves.
Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji, director of Womankind Kenya worked hard to ensure that these women and children on the outskirts received aid and services. Thanks to your support, Womankind Kenya and MADRE were able to provide 2,700 starving families with water, maize, beans, cooking oil and calorie-dense food to combat severe malnutrition and hunger and save lives. Additionally, thanks to you, refugee families were provided with health kits that contained medicines to fight deadly diarrhea and infections, and oral rehydration salts to stave off dehydration. Thank you for supporting this vital, lifesaving work!
MADRE is still standing with our sisters in East Africa for the long haul. We’re reprioritizing our work to focus on long-term solutions, so that local communities, including refugee families, have life-sustaining medical care for themselves and their families.
Click here to learn more about MADRE’s projects with women and families on GlobalGiving and how you can get involved.
Thank you again for your support of this truly life-saving work!