How To Help People Impacted By Drought In Northern Kenya
Description: Northern Kenya is experiencing drought and significantly below average rain falls. 2.6 million people are food insecure, and the area has seen a 5-fold increase in food prices, conflict around watering points, loss of livestock and an increase in malnutrition and infectious diseases. UNICEF has recently conducted a mass screening in Turkana, showing that 55% of children screened were acutely malnourished. The IRC’s mobile health teams are reaching remote populations of northern Kenya and treating cases of malnutrition. IRC mobile health team staff are out in the bush for a week at a time, serving the local communities and sleeping outside due to the extreme temperatures.
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23 Jun 2017
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Description: Together with local and international partners, Concern is working with ECHO, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department to help communities in the Thar Desert to cope with the debilitating effects of prolonged drought.
22 Jun 2017
Description: In Sindh, a province in southeast Pakistan, two towns - Umerkot and Tharparkar - have been affected by recurring droughts in recent years. With funding from EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Concern in partnership with WHH, is implementing an integrated project on nutrition, food security and water & sanitation.
Keeping in view the acute needs of drought affected communities, projects such as these help the nutritional status of the extremely poor and vulnerable.
Video by Concern
21 Jun 2017
Description: "Evelyn's Story" is an inspirational Virtual Reality (VR) film, which will transport you to the middle of a remote village in Kenya.
Here you'll meet Evelyn, an 11-year-old girl from Turkana county. Evelyn and her community were facing an extreme water crisis, only getting access to clean water for about two hours every eight days, if at all. Often they'd have no choice but to use whatever water they could find, causing serious waterborne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera.
Follow Evelyn in her search for water and experience the incredible impact we can make together to the lives of people living in poverty.
Donate here: https://www.oxfam.org.au/virtualreality
For optimum viewing, watch on your Samsung smartphone with the Samsung Gear VR headset. Alternatively you can watch with a Google Cardboard headset.
Evelyn's Story was made by Oxfam, with support from Filmgraphics, a multi award-winning film production company, and Alt.vfx, a world-leading visual effects and post production company. Original music and sound design was produced by We Love Jam Studios.
20 Jun 2017
Description: Over 20 million people are threatened by drought in the Horn of Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. In Somalia over six million need humanitarian assistance; since last November, around 680 000 people have fled the drought there and around 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year. Somaliland was one of the first areas hit by drought three years ago, it is now experiencing its fourth rainy season when there has been little or no rain.
The NGO Concern supports 92 000 families in Somalia providing water supplies, nutrition and health assistance. Nearly 23 000 people have received support in the form of cash and EU Humanitarian Aid has given money to help nearly 14 000 people.
Video by Euronews
12 May 2017
09 May 2017
Description: The 2016 rainy season wasn’t as good as expected, and now, in 2017, pastoralist communities in southeastern Ethiopia find themselves at the mercy of a new drought that they weren’t prepared for. With changing weather patterns, as well as crop and livestock losses, these communities will need help in the form of social safety nets to protect them from the worst. The World Bank and partners support the financing of Ethiopia’s drought response system to help plan for extended drought, reduce the need for humanitarian aid, and ensure that vulnerable communities have the resources they need to stave off hunger and thirst.
02 May 2017
Description: Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States Mourad Wahba visited Somalia as part of Emergency Directors Group Mission with OCHA, UNICEF and UNFPA. UNDP is working closely with humanitarian partners to support the capacity of the Somali Government to respond to drought and prevent famine. Here Mr. Wahba visits a Cholera treatment center supported by UNDP and UNICEF with generous funding from Japan; the aim of the center is to prevent the further spread of the disease which has been spurred by drought conditions.
02 May 2017
Description: A large double decker truck is quickly making its way towards Garadag from Fadigaab. It is carrying nine families and what is left of their herds: some sheep, goats and donkeys. It is even carrying their homes – herders can dismantle their huts quickly and rebuild them in different locations. This is what they have done for centuries, following the movements of their animals and the alternating of the seasons. But these nine families, in the last six months, because of the drought, had to do this six times, looking for drinkable water for themselves and their animals.
Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.
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27 Apr 2017
Description: Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and under nutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Farmers who chose to participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative have seen a drastic reduction in grain losses (from 40% to less than 2%), a tripling of incomes, and availability of food throughout the lean season. Simple, airtight technology paired with effective training has an immediate impact on farmers and their families, moving many from subsistence farming to surplus, where they become active market participants. There is also an impact on family health, as airtight storage and improved crop handling reduces the presence of aflatoxin moulds, one of the leading causes of cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, smallholder farmers across Africa have a choice for a better future.
27 Apr 2017
Description: In areas of Guatemala which are chronically affected by droughts, IFAD-supported irrigation schemes and practices make farmland four times more productive.
25 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017