World Concern Provides Clean Water and Livestock as Somalia Faces Worst Drought in a Decade

Photo courtesy of World Concern.

Somalia is going through its worst drought in a decade. Many people need to leave their homes just to find food and water. Aid organization Save the Children says most families go without regular meals in the East African nation. In just two months at the end of 2021, over 700,000 camels, sheep, goats, and cattle died.

World Concern has launched a response. Peter Macharia says, “We are providing them with clean water for drinking and for use at home.” World Concern gets the water many miles from where people live, and stores it in tanks so people can use it.

Macharia explains how the food program works. “We give them food vouchers, where they go and get food from the local businesses, and we pay the local businesses. We are stocking their livestock by giving them goats, sheep, and small animals because those are the main economic mainstay for the local community.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for an end to Somalia’s drought.
  • Consider supporting World Concern’s work in Somalia.