Convoy for Hope – Food for Famine Relief in Somalia
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Last year Somalia experienced its worst drought in six decades and in August 2011, the United Nations declared the famine in Somalia “the worst humanitarian crisis” on the planet.
The Global Enrichment Foundation's Convoy for Hope program has since fed almost 170,000 people and the GEF remains committed to providing emergency food-aid to the most vulnerable in Somalia, for as long as needed.
The Facts about Famine Relief in Somalia
In February 2012, the UN announced an end to famine conditions in Somalia. But the country remains in crisis and without further aid is at risk of plummeting back into a state of famine.
According to recent UN reports, 2.3 million people in Somalia – 31 per cent of the population – are still in need of emergency food-aid. Somalia’s malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world and 325,000 children are acutely undernourished.
Progress is fragile and difficult to make in a country that has been plagued by two decades of conflict, drought and prolonged food shortages – realities that have displaced 1.3-million people.
GEF’s sixth Convoy ran from March 7th – 19th and the seventh is scheduled to arrive in Somalia in mid-April.food Visit Project Website
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