Drought in the Horn of Africa

Education and child protection successes at Dadaab

Education and child protection successes at Dadaab

Sep 26, 2012

Classrooms in Dadaab that just one year ago were only tented roofs that held few supplies now have walls, desks and textbooks. Even playgrounds with clean-water drinking fountains can be found just outside the schoolroom doors.

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

One year on, progress visible in Horn of Africa

Sep 14, 2012

Last year more than 13 million people were starving in the Horn of Africa. ACT Alliance has not only provided emergency relief to hundreds of thousands, but has worked to better prepare them for a more resilient future.

Aid agencies appeal for Dadaab funding

Aid agencies appeal for Dadaab funding

Jul 12, 2012

An ACT member has joined a number of aid agencies in drawing attention to the looming funding shortage at the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya.

Horn: rain for some, hunger for most

Horn: rain for some, hunger for most

Nov 04, 2011

Parched land is becoming arable for some people in the Horn of Africa but many others still wait with hope

Kenya: digging for water in the midst of drought

Kenya: digging for water in the midst of drought

Sep 24, 2011

Kenyans are fighting back the worst drought in 60 years

Surviving the drought, and preparing for the next one

Surviving the drought, and preparing for the next one

Sep 22, 2011

Kenyans are digging boreholes, building catchment tanks and excavating dams in a bid to keep drought at bay

Ethiopia: medication needed to tackle measles

Ethiopia: medication needed to tackle measles

Aug 30, 2011

Measles outbreaks, decaying animal carcasses and even ash contamination from volcanic activity are combining to threaten lives in the Afar communities of Ethiopia, but ACT is working hard to address the needs of a struggling community further impoverished by drought.

ABC News reports from Dadaab camp

ABC News reports from Dadaab camp

Aug 18, 2011

ABC News today reports from Dadaab refugee camp, managed by ACT member the Lutheran World Federation. See the report, aired on Australian television, here

Ethiopia: the elderly have stopped eating

Ethiopia: the elderly have stopped eating

Aug 18, 2011

Ethiopian elders are starving themselves out for the sake of the children

Horn of Africa: more energy and attention needed

Horn of Africa: more energy and attention needed

Aug 16, 2011

As the UN revises up the number of drought-hit people in the Horn, ACT says the region's people need more than simply food and water

Dadaab: the road to relief

Dadaab: the road to relief

Aug 15, 2011

Barb Summers blogs from the road to Dadaab

Uganda acts on drought resistance

Uganda acts on drought resistance

Aug 15, 2011

The reasons for hunger in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are far more complex than two years of drought. In Uganda, ACT Alliance members shows things can be done differently.

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Ethiopia: setting up camp on hard soil

Aug 15, 2011

Officials must decide whether a new extension to Dollo Odo is needed, just weeks after a fourth camp there was opened

Volunteers keep the peace in Dadaab camps

Volunteers keep the peace in Dadaab camps

Aug 12, 2011

ACT is training volunteers in the Dadaab refugee camps to keep new sites safe for the refugees escaping drought and insecurity at home

In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

In Horn of Africa, drought only a trigger

Aug 11, 2011

The media blames the suffering in the Horn of Africa on the drought, but the reasons behind this monumental crisis are more complex and must be understood to avoid international aid efforts being futile