Liz McLaughlin, executive director of CARE's Foundation Unit, recently traveled to Dadaab (Kenya) and Borena (Ethiopia) to see CARE's response to this massive emergency.
She heard about the massive influx of refugees from Somalia to Dadaab, and the difficulties faced by Ethiopian farmers after over a year of drought.
She captured her journey on camera:
Longer term work
In addition to our immediate response in the face of this current food crisis CARE International emphasises the need to tackle the long-term, underlying causes of poverty. We have been present in the region for over 25 years and are helping families to break the cycle of hunger and to adapt to the changing climate and recurring droughts.
Our ongoing work in the region includes:
- Maintenance, protection and development of water points and wells.
- Working with women in Mandera, Kenya to revive traditional food preservation techniques.
- Vaccination of animals to prevent diseases breaking out as they congregate at remaining water points.
- Helping families have more consistent sources of income by supporting them in diversifying their work.