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08 Mar 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

As the worst drought in a generation ravages East Africa, a new agency assessment urges a strategy that goes well beyond immediate food and water assistance.

The assessment, conducted in mid-February in eastern Kenya and southern Somalia, recommends addressing the longer term causes of chronic food insecurity in addition to responding to the most basic needs.

"We can and should change the conditions that make these droughts and famines so cyclical," said Matthew Lovick, a Nairobi-based aid manager for Mercy Corps and co-author of the assessment. "That means improving …

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

In response to the catastrophic hunger crisis in Africa, the executives of the American humanitarian organizations engaged in food aid and the Executive Director of the United Nations' World Food Program have come together to act. Today, we launch a global campaign to assist more than 34 million people who face the very real risk of death by starvation. This crisis is compounded by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is devastating the productive populations of many African countries.

05 Dec 2002 description
report Mercy Corps

More than 34 million at risk of starvation in Africa