Grassroots Women Mobilizing Support for Survivors of Famine
Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011
MADRE is working with Womankind Kenya to bring life-saving aid to the mothers and children fleeing the famine in Somalia. We just received an update from Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of our partner organization, and she sent pictures of the severe drought conditions that the communities they work with are facing.
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With water so scarce, women and girls must walk over 50 kilometers to fetch water for their families.
After gathering water, women and girls must walk long distances, across barren and dangerous roads, back home.
For pastoralists living in East Africa, their livestock are their means of survival. Here lie carcasses of livestock that succumbed to the drought.
A dried up water source in the Sangailu division Ijara district.
Children are among the hardest hit by the famine. There are over half a million acutely malnourished children under 5 in Somalia.
MADRE’s partners are working hard to respond, and there is no time to lose. You can give them the resources they need to save lives by clicking here to donate.
To learn more about this humanitarian emergency, click on the links below:
Help Survivors of the Famine in Somalia, July 25, 2011
Help Families Fleeing Famine in Somalia, July 22, 2011