In 2011 the Horn of Africa experienced its worst drought in over 60 years, causing famine conditions in several regions of Somalia and a massive refugee crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people poured into Kenya and Ethiopia in search of water and food. The ongoing conflict between the Kenyan military and the Somali militant group, Al-Shabab, exacerbated the situation and prevented starving people from accessing much-needed aid. Nearly 13 million people were affected by the crisis and tens of thousands died.
AJWS is providing emergency assistance in Kenya, getting aid to those who need it most.
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 our long-standing grantees in the region and other local grassroots organizations, because in this volatile region, a community-driven response is the most effective strategy for ensuring that needs are met.
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