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Joint visit of Heads of UN Rome-Based Agencies to Ethiopia
Description: In September 2017, the heads of the UN food agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - traveled together to Ethiopia to assess how to work closer together to eradicate hunger and poverty. With visits to the drought-hit Somali region and the more developed Tigray region, they examined how to narrow the gap between humanitarian and development investments to ensure people are more resilient to droughts and other climate shocks.
  20 Sep 2017   4m30s 4 359 0
Women And Girls Forced To Engage In Sex To Survive Near-Famine
Description: Drought in northern Kenya have left some 2.6 million people in northern Kenya struggling to find enough to eat. Women and girls in Turkana County, northern Kenya, are being exploited in exchange for money to buy food. The IRC is seeing an increase in gender-based violence, early and forced marriage, and women and girls engaging in transactional sex as a direct consequence of food insecurity caused by drought in the region. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. DONATE NOW: LEARN MORE:
  05 Jul 2017   2m23s 4 2651 0
Somalia: Drought Crisis
Description: United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced as NGOs and UN agencies scale up response in an attempt to battle the crisis. UN in Action: Episode #1551 Script (Pdf):
  29 Jun 2017   4m16s 14 830 0
How To Help People Impacted By Drought In Northern Kenya
Description: Northern Kenya is experiencing drought and significantly below average rain falls. 2.6 million people are food insecure, and the area has seen a 5-fold increase in food prices, conflict around watering points, loss of livestock and an increase in malnutrition and infectious diseases. UNICEF has recently conducted a mass screening in Turkana, showing that 55% of children screened were acutely malnourished. The IRC’s mobile health teams are reaching remote populations of northern Kenya and treating cases of malnutrition. IRC mobile health team staff are out in the bush for a week at a time, serving the local communities and sleeping outside due to the extreme temperatures. DONATE NOW: The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. LEARN MORE
  23 Jun 2017   2m28s 4 253 0
Responding to drought in Pakistan's Thar Desert
Description: Together with local and international partners, Concern is working with ECHO, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department to help communities in the Thar Desert to cope with the debilitating effects of prolonged drought.
  22 Jun 2017   2m5s 1 153 0
Helping drought affected communities in Sindh, Pakistan
Description: In Sindh, a province in southeast Pakistan, two towns - Umerkot and Tharparkar - have been affected by recurring droughts in recent years. With funding from EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Concern in partnership with WHH, is implementing an integrated project on nutrition, food security and water & sanitation. Keeping in view the acute needs of drought affected communities, projects such as these help the nutritional status of the extremely poor and vulnerable. Video by Concern
  21 Jun 2017   2m5s 3 54 0
VR 360° Film: Evelyn's Story | Oxfam
Description: "Evelyn's Story" is an inspirational Virtual Reality (VR) film, which will transport you to the middle of a remote village in Kenya. Here you'll meet Evelyn, an 11-year-old girl from Turkana county. Evelyn and her community were facing an extreme water crisis, only getting access to clean water for about two hours every eight days, if at all. Often they'd have no choice but to use whatever water they could find, causing serious waterborne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera. Follow Evelyn in her search for water and experience the incredible impact we can make together to the lives of people living in poverty. Donate here: For optimum viewing, watch on your Samsung smartphone with the Samsung Gear VR headset. Alternatively you can watch with a Google Cardboard headset. Evelyn's Story was made by Oxfam, with support from Filmgraphics, a multi award-winning film production company, and Alt.vfx, a world-leading visual effects and post production company. Original music and sound design was produced by We Love Jam Studios.
  20 Jun 2017   8m54s 15 2694 0
Crisis in Somaliland: drought and famine threaten millions
Description: Over 20 million people are threatened by drought in the Horn of Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan. In Somalia over six million need humanitarian assistance; since last November, around 680 000 people have fled the drought there and around 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year. Somaliland was one of the first areas hit by drought three years ago, it is now experiencing its fourth rainy season when there has been little or no rain. The NGO Concern supports 92 000 families in Somalia providing water supplies, nutrition and health assistance. Nearly 23 000 people have received support in the form of cash and EU Humanitarian Aid has given money to help nearly 14 000 people. Video by Euronews
  12 May 2017   5m1s 4 61 0
Kenya Red Cross Drought Response Video - Dr Abbas Gullet
  09 May 2017   3m10s 1 55 0
Ethiopia: Planning for an Uncertain Future in the Face of Drought
Description: The 2016 rainy season wasn’t as good as expected, and now, in 2017, pastoralist communities in southeastern Ethiopia find themselves at the mercy of a new drought that they weren’t prepared for. With changing weather patterns, as well as crop and livestock losses, these communities will need help in the form of social safety nets to protect them from the worst. The World Bank and partners support the financing of Ethiopia’s drought response system to help plan for extended drought, reduce the need for humanitarian aid, and ensure that vulnerable communities have the resources they need to stave off hunger and thirst.
  02 May 2017   3m33s 8 980 0
UNDP helps respond to drought and prevent famine in Somalia
Description: Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States Mourad Wahba visited Somalia as part of Emergency Directors Group Mission with OCHA, UNICEF and UNFPA. UNDP is working closely with humanitarian partners to support the capacity of the Somali Government to respond to drought and prevent famine. Here Mr. Wahba visits a Cholera treatment center supported by UNDP and UNICEF with generous funding from Japan; the aim of the center is to prevent the further spread of the disease which has been spurred by drought conditions.
  02 May 2017   1m33s 7 247 0
Somaliland: Families chasing the rain
Description: A large double decker truck is quickly making its way towards Garadag from Fadigaab. It is carrying nine families and what is left of their herds: some sheep, goats and donkeys. It is even carrying their homes – herders can dismantle their huts quickly and rebuild them in different locations. This is what they have done for centuries, following the movements of their animals and the alternating of the seasons. But these nine families, in the last six months, because of the drought, had to do this six times, looking for drinkable water for themselves and their animals. Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more. You can help: Donate now
  27 Apr 2017   1m13s 4 456 0