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July 2011: More than 13 million people wereaffected by a devastating drought in East Africa.
Thanks to your support, we’ve reached more than 250,000 people with food, water or long- term support.Text
October 2011: weresponded to seriousflooding in ElSalvador.
December 2011: Typhoon Washi in the Philippinesdestroyed 20,000 homes. We made sure familieshad food, clothes, water and the chance to rebuildtheir lives.
March 2012: 18million people inWest Africa facedserious foodshortages. Weresponded beforethe crisis hit theheadlines.
“For me, this is the worst ever season. In previous years, Icould harvest something. The most important thing for usis food. How can I feed my family?”Momoudou, Niamey, Niger
Today we’re providingfood and seeds andrunning cash-for-workschemes in Niger,Chad and Mauritania.We’re also helpingvillages find long-termsolutions to foodshortages.Text
July 2012: In the year sinceSouth Sudan becameindependent, hundreds ofthousands of peoplereturned to the country.Many are living in crowdedcamps, with fewpossessions.
We are working with the Church in South Sudan toprovide food, shelter, safe water and bettersanitation to prevent the spread of disease.
We continue to workin Pakistan, helpingfamilies who losteverything in the2010 and 2011floods to becomeself-reliant again.
Two and half years since Haiti was devastated byan earthquake, we are ensuring people areprepared for future disasters, for example byhelping farmers use techniques that reduce therisks from landslides.
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