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8.5 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
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The European Union and its Member States must urgently scale up their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe as winter approaches before more lives get lost, five major humanitarian organisations said today.
As another high-level EU migration meeting convenes on October 8, the organisations – CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Welthungerhilfe, International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC), and World Vision – called for a common and comprehensive approach that addresses root causes of displacement and prioritizes human rights.
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Regarding the Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa
Mr. Chairman, thank you for inviting World Vision to testify before your Committee and thank you for holding this hearing. My name is Kent Hill. I am the Senior Vice President for International Programs for World Vision.
Nairobi, 2 July 2008 - Large areas of the Horn of Africa are facing - or rapidly sliding into - a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.
A combination of drought conditions and rising food prices is driving the crisis which is affecting populations already food insecure due to conflict, displacement and a drop in food production.
By Nigel Marsh, World Vision's Communications
Manger in East Africa.
Within a generation, the Horn of Africa faces a water crisis that will multiply the worst of today's water-shortages across most of her population.
By 2025, nearly 200 million people in sub-Saharan Africa will face water scarcity - that is people will have less than 1000 m4 of fresh water for each person every year.
Five countries water scarce by 2025
By Alison Preston
In the Horn of Africa, around 70 million people live in a constant state of food insecurity and regularly face famine.
Worsening drought conditions in the Horn of Africa seem set to cause a famine even greater than that of 1984-85, aid agency World Vision warned today.
A desperate state of emergency exists in the Horn of Africa countries which include Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Northern Kenya.