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The driest conditions in Ethiopia and Somalia in 40 years threaten the well-being of millions of people.


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Deterioration of drought in Somalia and southeastern Ethiopia. A recent assessment by the International Rescue Commission (IRC) found that the driest conditions seen in some areas during the 40 years of the season led to an exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis. More as food and water prices rise, community members sell real estate at lower prices, are forced to leave home, livestock die due to pasture depletion, and children drop out of school. People get hungry. Both Somalia and Ethiopia are on the IRC’s Emergency Watch List 2022 this year as two of the 20 countries at greatest risk of exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. As the situation continues to worsen as the number of cases of COVID-19 Omicron surges in East Africa, the IRC is urgently providing food, water and cash assistance to the international community in Somalia and Ethiopia. We are asking you to support the community.

Kurt Tjossem, Vice President of East Africa, IRC, said: Women and girls walk long distances to fetch water, which is often at risk of violence. Malnutrition cases have doubled in parts of Ethiopia’s Oromia region during this drought season, with diarrhea cases reported in children under the age of five. According to data, more than 3 million people in Somalia have been affected by the historic drought, and nearly 170,000 have been evacuated for food, water and pasture. We have begun to respond in the Somali region of Ethiopia, but we need more funding to scale further in other regions. “

“Farmers are beginning to experience livestock loss due to illness and pasture loss, income pressures, food security and the ability of households to withstand the impact of drought. In the Oromia region of Ethiopia, 11 so far. Schools have been closed. Market prices for basic groceries have begun to rise and some households are currently unable to meet their food needs. Food and pastures for people to feed their animals. When forced to move out of the community in search of, the risk of resource conflicts increases. “

“Both Somalia and Ethiopia face severe funding constraints in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the region, with urgent cash aid, food, water, sanitation and major health issues. It is imperative to be able to stay responsive to the situation by providing hygiene promotion to fight. With more funding, the IRC will help the most needy people in the region as the drought worsens. You can continue programming to do. “

It will be distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the International Rescue Committee.

The driest conditions in Ethiopia and Somalia in 40 years threaten the well-being of millions of people.

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