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Humanity First Medical September 2011 Update. Humanity First in Dadaab, Africa.

Humanity First team in Dadaab Humanity First workers in Dadaab, Africa

September 2011
(Vol 2, Issue 6) VERSION ii

HORN OF AFRICA FAMINE Humanity First helps in Dadaab Camp
Failed rains, local and global price rises for food and fuel, underdevelopment and conflict in Somalia have combined to create a humanitarian crisis affecting some 10 million people in eastern and southern parts of the Horn of Africa. For those affected, access to the most basic levels of food and water is threatened. According to UNICEF, immediate nutritional support is required for 480,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and 1,649,000 children and pregnant and lactating women suffering from moderate acute malnutrition. About a quarter of the Somali population is displaced by war and drought. According to UNHCR, some 1.46 million are displaced within Somalia. The situation in drought-affected regions of Somalia has also led to a major increase in those seeking refuge and assistance in Ethiopia and Kenya and some 50,000 new arrivals reported in June. Outbreak of measles and diarrhoea (AWD) are reported. The drought has also killed off hundreds of thousands of livestock and further outbreaks of contagious

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livestock and animal diseases are feared. Humanity First medial team is currently planning an effective help strategy which would serve Africa in the long-term. Collaboration will be important for sustained help and is engaged in discussion with UNICEF, WFP and Save the Children.

THE HUMANITY FIRST MEDICAL APPEAL
Humanity First Medical has launced an appeal to help the drought affectees in Africa. You can donate at the Just Giving site by clicking the Appeal or Just Giving logo below

FAMINE IN AFRICA

Humanity First has committed over $50,000 to its local relief efforts in Kenya. On 29th of July Humanity First convoy left Nairobi for support work at the Dadaab camp. The team was joined by 70 HF Kenyan volunteers. 6,500 food parcels were distributed. Each food parcel contains 5kg of maize flour, 5kg of wheat flour, 5 kg of beans and a combination of cooking oil, salt, sugar and tea. A futher $200,000 worth of aid is ready to ship to Nairobi.
Acknowledgements: Khalid Ghazi

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