2011 Horn Of Africa Drought Crisis Response Archive

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In 2011, a prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa region led to a food security crisis and caused a deterioration in nutritional security as well. The risk of diseases in the region also increased, including malaria and cholera.

Please scroll down to see how InterAction members responded to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis.

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Please Note: This an archived Crisis List and includes submissions from InterAction members responding during the active crisis. New submissions to this Crisis List are no longer being taken. For additional information about InterAction Crisis Responses please contact ia@interaction.org. Members of the press should direct questions to communications@interaction.org.

Action Against Hunger USA

Since the Horn of Africa Crisis began, Action Against Hunger has assisted 850,000+ people across Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. Despite the late arrival of rains and the...

Amref Health Africa, INC

Since July 2011, we have been supporting 10 affected counties within Kenya alone – in addition to our ongoing, long-term health development work in the country. To date, 1.7...

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

JDC has been working in Ethiopia for almost 30 years and received a direct request from the ARRA, Ethiopia’s refugee agency, to distribute blankets to refugees in the Dollo Ado...

American Jewish World Service

AJWS is working with grassroots organizations in northern Kenya to provide critical humanitarian aid to refugees and drought-affected communities that host them. We’re supporting...

American Refugee Committee

 ARC is operational in Mogadishu, working in Benadir district, including support to Benadir Hospital, in the areas of WASH, health, nutrition and protection.  We are...

Baptist World Alliance

Baptist World Aid has worked with its member body, Ethiopian Addis Kidan Baptist Church, on an animal restocking in the Guji Zone Adolla Woreda. Funding was also sent to another...

Catholic Relief Services

CRS and its local partners have responded to the crisis in the Horn of Africa with a five year strategy, focused immediately on life-saving activities, including the provision of...

ChildFund International

 ChildFund is working directly with our partners to provide food and water to save the lives of the most affected children and their families, including those under-5 and...

Church World Service

Church World Service, a member of the ACT Alliance, is focusing work on the Mwingi/Kibwezi areas of Kenya. In the early stages we provided food packages; now are providing...

CONCERN Worldwide U.S., Inc.

Concern has been working in the region for over 25 years, and began responding to the needs of this drought emergency at its onset in late 2010. During 2011, Concern reached over...

Friends of ACTED

The Horn of Africa faced one of the worst droughts in decades. For 6 years, ACTED has been mobilized to support the remote rural and pastoral communities that struggle in times of...

Global Communities

CHF is implementing drought response programs in Kenya and Ethiopia. In Kenya, our emergency program provides critical agricultural support and enhances market access and...

HelpAge USA

In response to the East Africa crisis, HelpAge is working with local partners and NGOs, to ensure older people get access to appropriate emergency food aid and safe water in...

Helping Hand for Relief and Development

In emergency phase of the crisis, HHRD distributed food, water through trucks, basic healthcare, and in-kind gifts sent from USA, and plans to continue these efforts. For short...

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps’ teams in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya have provided malnutrition treatment to 40,547 children under 5, provided food rations to 91,050 children under...

International Orthodox Christian Charities

Working with partners EOC-DICAC and IMC, IOCC responded to the Horn of Africa crisis with immediate support for nutrition, health and WASH programs at refugee camps located in...

International Relief Teams

International Relief Teams (IRT) is supporting partner NGO medical personnel onsite with shipments and purchases of medicines and food. IRT has already delivered $3.4 million in...

International Rescue Committee

The IRC runs a hospital in Hagadera Camp in Dadaab, Kenya that offers lifesaving medical and nutrition services for thousands of Somali refugees. The IRC also provides treatment,...

Jesuit Refugee Service / USA

Jesuit Refugee Service has established a new education and psychosocial project to assist refugees in Melkadida Camp outside Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. Adult literacy classes focus on...

Life for Relief & Development

Life has already responded by releasing hundreds of thousands of dollars for emergency response efforts to help Somali families who are on the verge of dying from starvation. Life...

Lutheran World Relief

In Kenya, LWR is working with local partners to help 2,500 farmers earn immediate income while making long-term improvements to their farms, soil, water systems and other...

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps has helped 1.6 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia survive the worst drought in 60 years and the related food crisis. At the beginning, Mercy Corps focused...

Mercy-USA For Aid and Development

Mercy-USA in Somalia focuses on nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene. Our response to the drought involves specialized feeding programs for malnourished children under...

Operation USA

Since initially responding to the crisis, Operation USA has purchased 1M water purification tabs for both individuals/families in Kenya as well as community water storage...

Oxfam America

Oxfam is providing a comprehensive response to the ongoing drought emergency in Ethiopia, focusing on providing water and sanitation, emergency food security, and support for...

Plan International USA

Thanks to our donors, Plan has raised over $6.2 million to date and continues to respond to the situation in East Africa where severe drought, combined with other factors, put...

Relief International

In 2006, Relief International began operations in Somalia, serving as an implementing partner to various humanitarian organizations. RI’s programming portfolio in Somalia is based...

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia over the last 20 years, which enabled us to monitor deteriorating conditions and to intervene early to...

US Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF is continuing its widespread emergency efforts in Somalia and across the Horn of Africa to prevent child deaths from malnutrition and disease. UNICEF’s relief work includes...

World Concern

World Vision

Since March 2011, World Vision responded to the Horn of Africa Drought through the provision of WASH, food, health & nutrition, child protection, shelter, NFIs, and  ...