Horn of Africa Humanitarian Crisis

Emergency Relief

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Horn of Africa’s Will to Survive

The worst drought in 60 years is affecting 12 million lives in the Horn of Africa. The United Nations believes that it might lead to a "human tragedy of unimaginable proportions.” The lack of rain for two consecutive seasons and rising food prices is a deadly combination.

Families from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have been devastated and are fighting against malnutrition at an alarming rate.

Crisis overview:

  • 12,000,000 Somalis, Kenyans and Ethiopians are starving due to worse drought since 1950’s
  • 60% of livestock (means of wealth) has perished in some areas
  • Young children are dying on their way to or within a day of arrival at refugee camps to Kenya and Ethiopia
  • 1000’s of Somalis are seeking refuge in abandoned UN buildings in Mogadishu 
  • Approximately 1,000-1,400 Somalia refugees are crossing borders to Kenya everyday
  • Local food prices increased to 240%.

Zakat Foundation of America has launched a campaign, Horn of Africa Famine Aid Program, for this atrocious famine. We have been distributing emergency aid and food in Ethiopia and Somalia since 2006. Since then, ZF has:

  • Dug six wells in Somalia
  • Built a school in Ethiopia
  • Built and established two mosques in Ethiopia and Somalia, respectively.

What you can do!

The magnitude of this crisis is overwhelming. Staple food items are urgently needed as time is not on their side.

Donate $100.00 food package today, feed a family of 5-6 for one month. The food package items include: Sugar: 25 KGS, Rice: 25 KGS, Flour: 25 KGS, Maize: 30 KGS, Cooking Oil: 6 Liters

Your support today can literally save lives.

Ramadan 2012: Food Distribution in Dadaab Camp Continues Despite Local Violence

Ramadan 2012: Food Distribution in Dadaab Camp Continues Despite Local Violence - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Since the beginning of Ramadan, ZF has been able to feed over 500 families residing in the Ifo Somali refugee camp. Ifo was created last year to address the overcrowding in Dadaab due to famine crisis and ongoing violence in Somalia. After consulting with local leaders, ZF has been able to identify the most vulnerable group and distributed food packages… continue reading »

 

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