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2022/6/14
Horn and East Africa: Emergency response, early recovery and resilience building for drought affected population in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia – HEA221

A strong gust of wind blows a reddish-brown dust cloud through the encampment in Luglow. Sun-faded sheets and tarps tied to domed bundles of twigs dance in the wind. These structures are home to 30,000 people – mostly those displaced because of the ongoing drought. [Joost Bastmeijer/Al Jazeera] SOURCE>Al Jazeera


The Horn of Africa is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in recent history, with more than 15 million people acutely food insecure in three affected countries of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

The drought could be catastrophic for people and livestock. The key gaps are poor access to food, safe water, basic education, support for livelihoods, psychosocial, and protection (due to migration of affected Households).

Within the three countries, the drought has affected food security, trade, labor, and migration. Women are affected by a lack of access to food and safe water and children are susceptive to high rates of mortality and mobility due to malnutrition, and reduced access to quality food. Animals have lost their lives due to a lack of pasture and water.

The current drought is already historic in its length and severity, and forecast models are now signaling an elevated likelihood that the Oct-Dec 2022 short rain seasons will also be below average (OCHA, May 2022).

ACT Alliance members in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia have raised a regional Horn and East Africa appeal in response to the drought.

HEA 221 Response to Drought


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings.

This is to inform you that Horn and East Africa: Response to Drought (HEA 221-Appeal) has been posted to our site at this link:

https://actalliance.org/appeals-rapid-response-funds/hea221-response-to-drought

The Horn of Africa is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in recent history, with more than 15 million people acutely food insecure in three affected countries of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

The drought could be catastrophic for people and livestock. The key gaps are poor access to food, safe water, basic education, support for livelihoods, psychosocial, and protection (due to migration of affected Households).

Within the three countries, the drought has affected food security, trade, labour, and migration. Women are affected by a lack of access to food and safe water and children are susceptive to high rates of mortality and mobility due to malnutrition, and reduced access to quality food. Animals have lost their lives due to a lack of pasture and water.

The current drought is already historic in its length and severity, and forecast models are now signalling an elevated likelihood that the Oct-Dec 2022 short rain seasons will also be below average (OCHA, May 2022).

ACT Alliance members in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia have raised a regional Horn and East Africa appeal in response to the drought.

If you have difficulty accessing the website or cannot download the document, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Njogu (caroline.njogu@actalliance.org) who will forward the document to you as an attachment.

Thank you for your attention.

Niall O'Rourke

Head of Humanitarian Affairs

ACT Alliance Secretariat.

SOURCE>https://actalliance.org/appeals-rapid-response-funds/hea221-response-to-drought


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