East Africa Drought
The Horn of Africa is on the brink of catastrophe as more than 13 million people face severe hunger amidst one of the worst droughts since 1981.
The drought has destroyed more than 1.5 million livestock and drastically cut cereal production. Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are the most significantly impacted.
The ongoing drought in Somalia has left 4.1 million people on the brink. Among that population are 1.4 million children, nearly half of the country’s under-five population, who are likely to suffer from acute malnutrition. About a quarter of the 1.4 million children, equivalent to 329,500 children, will suffer from severe malnutrition this year.
Globally we all know that humanitarian emergencies of this size disproportionately affect children. Unless urgent measures are taken, we can see hundreds of millions of children at risk of losing their lives. The Horn of Africa needs your support now more than ever!
How IDRF is helping
IDRF is currently on the ground working to provide treatment for children through Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF), food parcels for families and water.
Support an entire family with food, nutrition, and clean water today.
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How much does it cost to support a family in this region?
If you would like to donate by cheque, please mail a signed cheque to:
23 Lesmill Rd, Suite 300, North York, ON M3B 3P6
Memo: Horn of Africa Famine Relief
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