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Horn of Africa Sees Worst Drought in 60 Years

Horn of Africa sees worst drought in 60 years You Can Help Save Lives Right Now! What's Happening in the Horn of Africa Explained Ethiopia An estimated 12.4million people in the Horn of Africa need urgent humanitarian support Somalia Kenya Over 2.3 million children are estimated to be malnourished across the regions Over half a million severely malnourished children are at imminent risk of death There is a great need for fortified, supplementary food products to combat malnutrition Countries most affected are Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia Somalia Ethiopia Kenya 3.700.000 3.726.000 3.196.000 9.359.000 90.873.739 41.000.000 Djibouti O population I people in need of help (includes refugees) O+ 809.000 people in the Karamoja region of Uganda 109.000 864.000 Horn of Africa Famine Facts & Figures Situation: Catastrophe-level in southern Somalia emergency-level and crisis-level across the entire Horn of Africa region Death rate: Up to 7.4 per 10,000 per day up to 13 per 10,000 per day for children under-5 Requirements: WPF operations in the Horn of Africa region require US$ 767 million for the next six months, of which US$ 432 million remains unfunded. US $0.50: It costs an average US $0.50 to feed a beneficiary in the Horn of Africa for one day. WFP Response: WPF is acting in partnership with national governments, UN agencies and NGO's to scale up immediate and urgent humanitarian life-saving operations. Six Month Requirements (August 2011 to January 2012) Requirement Shortfall Country Million Million (US$) (US$) Somalia 415 260 63% 35% 32% Ethiopia Ethiopia (refugees) Djibouti Kenya Kenya (refugees) Uganda Grand Total 143.17 22 50 9.38 1.1 12% 111 66.5 42.75 60% 48.35 88% 17.63 4.7 27% 767 432 56% Horn of Africa famine: How to help? In the USA [WFP*]: Donate $10 to our efforts in the Horn of Africa by texting the word AID to this number: 27722 In Canada [WFP*]: Donate $5 to our efforts in the Horn of Africa by texting the word RELIEF to this number: 45678 In the UK [WFP*]: Donate £3 to our efforts in the Horn of Africa by texting the word AID to this number: 70303 OR-code: scan the code OR-Code: 10 Ways You Can Help, use the QR-code on your right. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other Social Networks are powerful platforms to help spread the word. * World Food Programme Aid organizations with operations in the Horn of Africa MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS Save the Children care UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency YMercyCorps O Plan INTERNATIONAL act:onaid RESCUE COMMITTEE Oxfam Novib World Vision ISLAMIC RELIEF WORLD CONCERN® Life • Opportunity • Hope WFP unicef AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE Sources http://www.wfp.org http://en.wikipedia.org http://www.unicef.org http://act.one.org http://www.cbsnews.com Photography (Flickr): United Nations Photo, Oxfam International Infographic design: Sebastiaan Laan InfographicsArchive.com a digital library offering infographics IONAL ENS2 GEN

Horn of Africa Sees Worst Drought in 60 Years

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A famine is occurring in several regions in the Horn of Africa as a result of a severe drought that is affecting the entire Eastern Africa region. The drought, said to be “the worst in 60 years”,h...

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