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07 Jul 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

On June 28th and 29th 2017, members of the ecumenical family along with national and international organizations gathered at the All Africa Conference of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya for the “Mobilisation of faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa”.

04 Apr 2017 description
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The Horn of Africa is once again hit by drought. It is not the first time but this time it is critical. The current drought is projected to become the worst in decades, even worse than the one that led to the 2011 East Africa famine.[1] The good news, providing hope, is that the situation could be mitigated. However, the tragic reality is that little has been done. There is a need for a long-term solution for the region, which is continuously hit by climate change related events.

27 Feb 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

As the young refugee children of Somalia's famine begin to regain their strength under the watchful care of international relief organisations, many are heading back to class in one of the several elementary schools existing in the refugee camp of Bokolomanyo and other nearby camps in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia.

16 Nov 2011 description

11 November 2011

Civilians in the Netherlands have raised over 25 million euros for the victims of the drought in the Horn of Africa during a national campaign in July and August, which was coordinated by ICCO and Kerk in Actie. The money is divided under the ten biggest Dutch aid organizations (including ICCO and Kerk in Actie) which offer emergency aid to the victims. The largest part is spent on food and, drinking water supplies. The money is particularly spent in Ethiopia, Kenya and in Somalia.

04 Oct 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 11,186,605
Balance requested: US$ 3,164,056

Geneva, 02 October 2011

Dear Colleagues,

02 Aug 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 10,236,419

Geneva, 02 August 2011

Dear Colleagues,

A revision of the ACT Appeal on hand was necessary to: 1) reflect accurate contributions to salaries of staff of The Lutheran World Federation in Kenya and 2) to remove the overhead costs from the budget for the component of Norwegian Church Aid.

29 Jul 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 10,418,346

Geneva, 29 July 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The drought situation in the Horn of Africa has reached crisis levels. This region has experienced two consecutive seasons of significantly below average rainfall, resulting in one of the driest years since 1994.

06 Jul 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

Brief description of the emergency

The drought situation in the horn of Africa has reached crisis levels. This is the worst in 60 years. According to the UN OCHA Eastern Africa drought-humanitarian snapshot more than 9 million people in are in need of humanitarian aid, 3.2 million in Ethiopia, 117,000 in Djibouti, 2.6 million in Somalia and 3.2 million in Kenya.

Impact

01 Sep 2010 description
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The hugely insecure and failed state of Somalia continues to demand massive humanitarian intervention.

With 1.5 million people - just under 10 percent of its population - forced from their homes by fighting, aid relief inside the country remains critical. Over the borders, another 600,000 Somalis are sheltering as refugees, living mainly in Kenya, Yemen and Ethiopia.

After Afghanistan and Iraq, Somalia generates the highest number of refugees - whose primary reason for wanting to get out is to flee conflict, economic collapse and drought, according to the UNHCR.