Horn of Africa drought and famine
updated August 22, 2011
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is responding to the east Africa famine and drought as a member of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together). We have released $200,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing funds for immediate response, and additional funds can be increased as designated gifts are received.
Funds are helping to provide food, water, shelter, clothing, hygiene kits and psychosocial support to refugees at the Dadaab and other refugee camps, and those in host communities. A special emphasis is therapeutic feeding for children under the age of five years. Emergency education and livelihood recovery initiatives are also being provided.
- In Mogadishu, people internally displaced by the severe drought seek refuge. Photos by Christoph Pueschner, DKH/ACT.
- In Kenya, an extension is added to the worlds’ largest refugee camp in Dadaab to make room for those fleeing drought in Somalia. Photos by Paul Jeffrey, ACT.
Gallery one photos by Paul Jeffrey, ACT.
Gallery two photos by Barb Summers, ACT.