Emergency aid for those affected by drought
Decade-long conflict, the effects of climate change with periodic drought and flooding, as well as a locust plague, have led to a massive economic downturn in Somalia. A shortage of food and higher prices due to the war in Ukraine have only further exacerbated the situation.
In 2022, the number of people dependent on humanitarian aid and protection increased from 5.9 million to 7.7 million. Somalia is the country that has been most heavily affected by drought in the Horn of Africa. In January 2022, there were 4.3 million people affected, 271,000 of whom were forced to leave their homeland in search of water, food and farmland. Women and children, in particular, are suffering from starvation and malnutrition.
The aim of the project is to secure the survival of these families. Assistance is provided in the form of cash, with which the families can buy food, life-saving water transport and hygiene articles. Altogether, 32,568 people are being supported by the project, which is helping to defuse the humanitarian crisis.
The Redel Foundation is supporting this project with €60,000.