From Harm to Home.
With decades of experience in Horn of Africa, IRC experts launched a rapid, multi-faceted response to the drought crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya—focusing on saving lives, protecting the most vulnerable and promoting economic recovery. In Kenya’s Dadaab Camp, IRC’s hospital cares for the most acutely malnourished, treating 500 patients a day, while protection teams work to safeguard women and girls. In Ethiopia’s camps, IRC water supply, hygiene and sanitation programs meet emergency needs for tens of thousands of Somali refugees and livestock distribution supports nearly 300,000 Ethiopians whose herds have been decimated. In central Somalia, the IRC helps 80,000 people with economic and water assistance and IRC clinics in Mogadishu treat increasing flows of uprooted people.
With support from “We Can Be Heroes”, the International Rescue Committee will continue its impactful emergency programs while helping displaced families recover lost livelihoods and build their capacity to withstand future droughts.