Standing in Solidarity with the Horn of Africa
We at The Hunger Project (THP) stand in solidarity with our colleagues and all those currently in need and suffering from drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. We commend the many relief organizations, government agencies who are working in this region and applaud the power of grassroots individuals who are working to assist and empower their communities in the face of crisis.
According to the latest reports, over 13 million people in regions of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are in urgent need of humanitarian aid during this crisis. While THP does work to support long-term food security in eight African countries, we are not a famine response organization. To support such work, we encourage you to give directly to organizations working to this end. The coalition InterAction, of which we are a member, has put together a list of organizations working in such a capacity.
While crisis support is unquestionably needed at this critical time, we must continue to empower rural communities in strengthening their self-reliance after the crisis has passed. THP's programs focus on self-reliance, empowering women and men to eradicate persistent hunger and abject poverty in their communities and strengthening local government to build local resilience and skills for them to better cope when such emergencies arise.