While Somalia has been particularly hit hard, many other countries in East Africa are also affected by the most severe drought crisis in 60 years. In the past few months, some Foundation donors have recommended grants to American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa and American Refugee Committee, two local organizations that are working on the ground in the affected areas to help those impacted by the drought. Already, our donors have contributed $28,000 to fight famine.
For more on the drought crisis in East Africa, check out the BBC’s Q&A: East Africa hunger crisis.
For giving resources and more on the nonprofits that are responding to the crisis:
Pictured: Hundreds of families are arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp every day, including these new arrivals. Photo provided by Oxfam East Africa.