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23 Oct 2009 description

Improving the Academic Performance and Nutrition of Children in Gaza

From October 2009 to June 2010, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is partnering with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide daily school lunches/snacks to approximately 6,200 children attending 8 elementary and preparatory schools in Gaza.

20 Aug 2009 description

On August 21, 2009, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development received a new $275,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide life-saving assistance to malnourished children in Kenya.

Mercy-USA and the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MoH) - with the support of USAID, as well as earlier grants from UNICEF and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) - are setting up eleven sites in the Kajiado District of Kenya to treat malnourished children under five years of age, as well as pregnant women and nursing mothers.

27 Mar 2007 description

Health Improvement

On March 24, 2007, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development held an opening ceremony to celebrate the construction of our new tuberculosis (TB) center in Bossaso.

The guests present included: the Vice-President of Puntland (a self-declared autonomous area in northeastern Somalia, of which Bossaso is a part) His Excellency Mr. Hassan Dahir Mohamoud, the Minister of Health Dr.

18 Mar 2007 description

"People could be dying in the coming few months!" This alarming statement was made by a villager to Mercy-USA's assessment team during their February 2006 visit to Kenya's drought-affected Kajiado District.

18 Mar 2007 description

The United Nations estimates that at least 11 million children and adults living in the Horn of Africa are suffering from acute food shortages due to prolonged drought. More than 5 million of those affected live in Kenya and Somalia.

Pastoral and agro-pastoral communities are particularly vulnerable to the on-going drought.

29 May 2001 description

Help save a starving child today!

14 Jul 2000 description

Please help save a child and her family from starvation today. About 16 million children, women and men are still facing starvation in the Horn of Africa. The countries most affected by this famine are Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Somalia.

13 Jul 2000 description

About 16 million children, women and men are facing starvation in the Horn of Africa. The countries most affected by this famine are Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Somalia.

01 Jun 2000 description

Help save a starving child today!