Help Families Fleeing Famine in Somalia
MADRE is working with partners in Northeastern Kenya to respond to the crisis in Somalia, providing urgent aid such as calorie-dense, nutritious food, emergency water supplies, health kits with medicines to fight diarrhea and infections and oral rehydration salts. They are also providing training for mothers to detect the signs of malnutrition in their children. With your help, MADRE can give its partners the resources to help them feed another baby and to keep another mother from grieving the loss.
Today the Horn of Africa is facing the worst drought in 60 years, and famine has been declared in Somalia. Those who flee to refugee camps in neighboring Kenya find that the camps are overcrowded, and food and water is scarce. Many mothers have faced the horror of burying their children too weak to make the long trek to refugee camps. With as many as 1,000 refugees arriving daily, families in the camps remain at risk of dehydration and malnutrition, especially children. MADRE will provide our partners in Northeastern Kenya with food, supplies, and aid to save the lives of malnourished families escaping the famine in Somalia.
Across the Horn of Africa, droughts and failing harvests are becoming a reoccurring phenomenon - but immediate relief coupled with community-led clean water initiatives can help people survive these unprecedented rates of malnutrition and starvation. MADRE also supports an agricultural and a water project in Kenya, helping families in the famine to build thriving communities and weather future disasters.
Partner since January, 2009
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of economic and environmental justice, women’s health and violence against women, and peace building. MADRE provides resources, training, and support to enable our sister organizations to meet concrete needs in their communities and develop long-term solutions to the crises they face. MADRE addresses the negative impacts of US actions abroad and empowers people in the US to challenge and change destructive government policies. Since its inception in 1983, MADRE has delivered 25 million dollars worth of support to community-based women's organizations in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and the United States.