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The Drought - A National Disaster PDF Print E-mail

Somalia is experiencing the drought of the century resulting from two consecutive seasons of poor rain falls. According to the United Nations, this severe drought is affecting the lives of over 6.2 Million people throughout the Horn of Africa region and could turn in a full scale famine anytime.

The people that are impacted the most by the droughts are rural nomadic communities that have lost all of their livestock and are now travelling thousands of kilometers to towns to seek food, water, and shelter. There have been many reports deaths throughout the country and the situation is only getting worst.

The Somali Government has declared this drought a national disaster and possibly largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was founded in 1945. With rains not expected until Mid-April, people are in need of immediate assistance.

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Read Horn of Africa USA, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization, is working with diaspora communities throughout the United States to respond to provide food, water, and shelter to the neediest. A donation of $100 can address the immediate need of an entire family.

 

 
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