Message from Nikki Ainsworth
Imagine a hungry mother or malnourished child. Now multiply that by 10.7 million people. That's what's happening in the Horn of Africa right now, affecting people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, and threatening to spread.
The region’s worst drought in 60 years is forcing families to walk for days to find food and water. Herds of livestock, many families’ primary source of food and income, have been lost. Farmers are literally watching their crops and livelihoods wither away.
Mercy Corps has dozens of team members on the ground throughout East Africa, rushing immediate assistance to vulnerable families in some of the most remote and worst-affected areas. We're providing truckloads of water, shipments of food and other critical, lifesaving supplies. While helping communities survive the current drought, we’re also sharing ways farmers can protect the fragile environment so their farms will grow more food for the future..
Your donation will speed immediate relief to drought-affected families and provide tools and resources to protect future growing seasons.