Emergency Response

ADRA Responds to Drought & Hunger in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa Drought

About the Emergency

ADRA is responding to emergency drought conditions in the Horn of Africa where countries are experiencing the effects of multiple below-average rainfall cycles. The ongoing drought, as well as conflict, rising costs, and lingering pandemic-related supply chain issues, have led to a hunger crisis that now threatens the lives of millions in the region.
OVERVIEW
  • 18.6 million people face acute food insecurity
  • 11.6 million people lack access to water
  • Prices for food and vital resources increasing at an alarming rate
  • Drought conditions becoming more extreme
  • 90% of Somalia has been severely affected with an anticipated fifth consecutive failed rainy season ahead
  • 7 million livestock have died, cutting sustenance and livelihoods
 
19.4 M. People Affected 18.6 M IPC 3 11.6 M People living with water insecurity 3.32 M Children at risk of dropping school 1.1 M Displaced by drought 7M Livestock death 22M Livestock at risk

ADRA’s Response

ADRA has already reached more than 9,000 people affected by this crisis with urgent resources and support. Ongoing plans will reach thousands more in the coming weeks and months.

SOMALIA
  • Emergency food distributions
  • Water trucking to schools and communities
  • School feeding programs
  • Vouchers for food and essentials
ETHIOPIA
  • Drought response intervention
  • Livelihood support for internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Resilience building
KENYA
  • School feeding programs
  • Vouchers for food and essentials
  • Cash transfers
  • Environmental and livelihoods support
SOUTH SUDAN
  • Climate resilient agricultural training
  • Sustainable livelihood resources
  • Emergency food distributions to schools and communities
  • Shelter supplies and other essentials for displaced populations
UGANDA
  • Resilience building through environmental conservation
  • Climate resilient/sustainable agricultural training for farmers
  • Water conservation and garden training for households

Your gift today provides immediate and long-term assistance to people and communities affected by natural disasters, famines, civil conflicts, and other catastrophic events. Emergency relief efforts are implemented in coordination with ADRA’s country offices nearest to the location of the disaster.

About ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is the international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its work empowers communities and changes lives around the globe by providing sustainable community development and disaster relief. More information

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