East Africa Drought

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Over 12 million people in the Horn of Africa are in need of food assistance. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is responding.

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East Africa Drought

  1. 1. East Africa Drought & Famine
  2. 2. “ I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...”
  3. 3. 12 million people in the Horn of Africa are in need of food assistance.
  4. 4. Parts of Somalia have been labelled a famine, a term reserved for the most extreme humanitarian catastrophes.
  5. 5. The United Nations says that 29,000 children have already died.
  6. 6. Pastoralists–people who rely on livestock for a living–are among the hardest hit.
  7. 7. Asha Ahmed, mother of four, lost two of her children and all of her animals to the drought .
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Drought, high food prices, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>insecurity have left people vulnerable to hunger. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is Responding.
  10. 10. The Foodgrains Bank is supporting $8.5 million worth of projects in East Africa.
  11. 11. These projects will provide food for over 250,000 people in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
  12. 12. People in the region will receive wheat, corn, pulses, and oil.
  13. 13. This food is saving lives.
  14. 14. You can make a difference.
  15. 15. To learn more, or to donate, visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca
  16. 17. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working to end global hunger.
  17. 18. ADRA Canada Canadian Baptist Ministries Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace   Canadian Lutheran World Relief Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada Christian Reformed World Relief Committee of Canada Emergency Relief & Development Overseas (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada Mennonite Central Committee Canada Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada Presbyterian World Service and Development Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (Anglican Church of Canada) The Salvation Army The United Church of Canada World Relief Canada
  18. 20. Photo Credit: Frank Spangler Barb Summers Jackie Koster Canadian Foodgrains Bank Music: Steve Bell “ These are the Ones”

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