Since 2011, Action Against Hunger’s feld teams have assisted more than500,000 people in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. Today, our teamscontinue to aid hundreds o thousands o people aected by the crisis.
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184,094 people helped byACF in 2011
In Mogadishu, 21,000 childrenunder 10 treated for malnutrition
4,000+ people helped in 2011
104 national health workers trainedin ACF methods and best practices
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*All gures accurate as of August 2012
The lack of rain has resulted in a catastrophic situation. When the cattle communities depend on for their livelihoods died,they found themselves without any means to survive and increasing numbers of families began to move in search of foodand water. Every day we are witnessing the arrival of hundreds of people, exhausted, in rags, barefoot and hungry. Wecount more than 210 refugee camps around Mogadishu, the Somali capital, alone. We are working tirelessly to assistfamilies whilst dealing with the complexities of delivering humanitarian aid in Somalia. The situation can change everyminute, and nothing is ever a foregone conclusion. One thing is certain though - we will continue to do everything in ourpower to help people through this crisis and beyond.
Moussa was 10 months old when the drought was at its worstand suffered from severe acute malnutrition. His mother, Aisha,explains:
My son may have developed malnutrition after beingsick with other diseases. It comes after he spent a week in hospi-tal with severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Hygiene conditions hereare terrible. We currently have no water and no latrines, peopleare forced to defecate in the streets at night. I have to buy veryexpensive containers of water.
Along with limited access to clean water, prices of basic goods suchas gas, sugar, oil and rice have increased signicantly, with manyfamilies no longer able to afford to feed themselves.