ChildFund International and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada launch joint drought response in Ethiopia

by ChildFund International & Christian Children's Fund of Canada / Reports

The failure of two rainy seasons in Ethiopia has put the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the country’s southern and eastern lowland areas at risk. ChildFund International and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada are combining their efforts to address the impact of the current drought on the lives and livelihoods of drought-affected people.

The effects of drought in the Horn of Africa go far beyond hunger

by Fred Mugabi, Information Management Officer / Blog

Eleven-year-old Kamal* walked barefoot across scorched scrubland for a week from his home in Somalia to Kenya. With their crops and livestock devastated by drought, Kamal’s family had no choice but to leave and try their luck in a new country.

Kamal was lucky. Unlike many children who died along the way, he made it across the Kenyan border, and is now living in Dolow, near Ethiopia.

But there, too, the situation is desperate.

* Not his real name. Name has been changed to protect his privacy.