Plan's relief efforts in East Africa now reaching 1.4 million people
Plan is continuing to provide life-saving aid to children and families in East Africa, where severe drought has put more than 11.6 million people at risk of starvation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our emergency operations are now helping over 1.4 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Targeted aid in Kenya
In Kenya, where more than 27,450 Plan sponsored children are affected by the crisis, immediate aid will target over 260,000 people and will involve trucking in water, medicine, and delivering therapeutic feeding programs, supplementary feeding at schools, shelter and hygiene promotion.
Emergency work is underway in our program areas of Tharaka, Machakos, Kilifi and Kwale, as well areas outside our normal operations including Samburu and Kitui counties.
Ethiopia food distribution
In Ethiopia, where Plan’s usual programs already reach some 700,000 people, we are providing emergency supplies of nutritious food for young children and mothers, school meals, water, seeds, livestock and fertilizers. Nearly 1 million people will be reached by the relief effort.
Children are particularly vulnerable in disasters and the impact upon their welfare and protection is being carefully monitored.
Watch video of Plan's work at a food distribution point in Ethiopia.
South Sudan support
In South Sudan, Plan is working with the World Food Program to ensure that children, especially girls, are supported with nutritious food so they can continue their education. More than 150,000 children are benefiting from Plan’s work.
The UN has said it expects the East Africa drought situation to worsen due to delayed rains and escalating numbers of people.
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