More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are in dire need of humanitarian assistance due to a deadly combination of drought, escalating food prices and armed conflict. Hundreds of thousands of children are facing death due to starvation.
Among the most vulnerable to the drought and famine are 2 million children under the age of five in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Malnutrition rates are at critical levels as the region suffers its worst dry spell in 50 years, compounded by rising food prices. The United Nations has declared famine in five regions of Somalia, including in camps for displaced families. In these famine zones, almost 10% of the children under age 5 die every 3 months. Thousands are crossing the border into neighboring countries to escape starvation.
WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN BUY
$10 can provide 321 sachets of Multiple Micronutrient Powder containing essential vitamins to give a powerful boost to infant survival and development.
$40 can provide a practical and easy to transport scale used to monitor children's weight.
$80 can provide 1,000 sachets of Oral Rehydration Salts to help children combat dehydration.