More than 12 million people in East Africa are facing desperate food shortages following the worst drought in 60 years. Oxfam will provide food, water and basic sanitation to 3m who desperately need this to stay alive.
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These two cans last us one day – we use the water for cooking, drinking, washing and the animals.
Rains have failed for successive seasons, and families across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to find anything to eat or drink. Hundreds of thousands of livestock have already died. Food prices have rocketed. Reports from refugee camps indicate that as many as 45 per cent of inhabitants are suffering from acute malnutritrion, exceeding all emergency thresholds, and death rates are at emergency levels.
Oxfam is scaling up its existing programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, aiming to reach three million people over the next 12 months. Working with governments, local and international NGOs, communities and the UN, we will provide immediate relief; help address the longer-standing threats to livelihoods; and lobby governments and other actors to fulfil their responsibilities to provide aid.
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