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East Africa Drought Response. Today, 12.4 million people are in desperate need of assistance in East Africa.

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1 East Africa Drought Response

2 Today, 12.4 million people are in desperate need of assistance in East Africa

3 In recent years, droughts in Eastern Africa have become frequent, leaving little time for communities to recover

4 Crops have failed, grazing land has dried up, livestock are dying, and with skyrocketing food prices people have few options to feed their family

5 CRWRC is responding in Kenya as well as parts of Ethiopia and Somalia.

6 CRWRC has been responding to drought conditions in Kenya for nearly a decade

7 During this crisis, CRWRC’s Kenyan response is targeting the districts of Isiolo, Mbeere, Tharaka, Narok, Kajiado, Turkana, West Pokot, Laikipia, Taita Taveta, and Kilifi /

8 Food, water, and feed for livestock will reach 112,000 Kenyans for five months

9 This will include direct distribution and in some areas food-for-work projects such as growing drought-resistant grass for livestock

10 A Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist has also been employed to: - help communities build on capacities that exist in their communities - improve their ability to withstand future droughts - increase their ability to survive

11 CRWRC is also working through partner agencies to respond to urgent needs in Ethiopia and Somalia

12 In total, CRWRC’s $9 million drought response will reach 144,000 people

13 Your donations - matched 4:1 through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the food aid portion – make this possible

14 Please Give Generously Online: In Canada: 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070 STN LCD1, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Y In the US: 2850 Kalamazoo Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI CRWRC

15 Note: Gifts made by Canadians before September 16 will be eligible for a 1:1 match from the Canadian government. CRWRC will be applying to receive some of these matching funds.

16 Thank you for reaching out to those in need!


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