Horn of Africa famine – Harvest still months away
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa have struggled to get food for half a year or more.
For several growing seasons, lack of rain dried up crop production across the region. Despite humanitarian efforts to bring aid to the people of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, it has not been enough. Almost 10 million are at risk of starving.
Cargill sent a ship with 10,000 metric tons of rice to Kenya. That’s 50 million cups of rice. It has now reached people like Rachel Gharo, a widow desperate to feed her six children. But more help is needed. The next crops won’t be ready for harvest until July or August.
Most people just can’t wait that long.
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Together we can fight famine
You don’t have to be a company like ours to make a difference. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development, $10 will provide 10 days of food for starving people in the Horn of Africa. Consider donating to one of the organizations shown here, or donate to your local food bank to help people in your community. Together, we can help. Please join us in this effort to fight hunger.
Learn more about the Horn of Africa famine
- Where is the Horn of Africa?
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- Visit USAID.gov/fwd to learn how drought , conflict and instability has put 13 million people in in crisis.
- Read these 11 ways you can help the World Food Program USA
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