Drought Relief

Countries in the Horn of Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, recently endured one of the worst droughts in 60 years. When water sources dry up, families are often forced to abandon their homes and embark on long, perilous journeys in search of clean water and many children do not survive these treks. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, South Sudan has over one million people facing starvation. Yemen has 19 million in need of humanitarian aid, and 17 million Yemenis lack reliable access to food. In Northern Nigeria alone, 7 million are facing the impact of famine. Many of the countries impacted by the drought and famine already host refugees and are seeing increasing spikes of internal displacement.