1. Executive summary
MORE THAN 160 CASUALTIES AFTER MASSIVE RAINFALL - TEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HOMELESS
by Steffen Richter, 2017/05/29
by HRA, LKO, 2017/05/18
Since five years **humedica** is running a health project in the South of Ethiopia to improve the health care of the indigenous tribe of the Kara. The Kara, who live off agriculture in the remote area of the Omo river, have a life expectancy of only 43 years, which is way below the Ethiopian average. Diseases like fungal infections, diarrhoea or pneumonia are still claiming victims, even so they are relatively easily to treat. Often the patients suffer also from malaria, various infections and vitamin deficiency.
The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.