Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
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This week, families and communities in Mwatate, Kenya will have a new source of water and a new hope for consistent supplies of food thanks to a borehole being drilled by the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) and its local partner, ACK (Anglican Church of Kenya) Pwani Christian Community Services.
CRWRC is expanding its drought response efforts in Ethiopia. In 2011 the entire East African region experienced the lowest level of rainfall in 60 years. CRWRC responded with $10 million of programming, providing food and water to those in need as well as fodder and veterinary care for their livestock. For many, the situation began to improve after the long rains arrived. However, there are still several parts of Ethiopia – particularly in the mid and lowland areas - that have not received sufficient rains. These communities expect another season of crop failure.
In late January, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) concluded its final food distribution in Kenya in response to the East Africa drought.
In 2011 the region of East Africa experienced its lowest level of rainfall in 60 years, affecting over 13 million people. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia were particularly hard hit. Because droughts have become more frequent in this region in recent years, communities have been left with little time to recover, making each new drought more devastating.
CRWRC Newsroom | November 16, 2011
Teraza Akai is struggling to find a shred of hope.
CRWRC Newsroom | August 8, 2011
In addition to its major drought response in Kenya, CRWRC has agreed to expand its reach to two projects in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. These projects will be carried out in partnership with Food for the Hungry Ethiopia and will provide 4,334 households (21,668 people) with emergency food aid for five months.