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Aden with fruit, Kenya

How we helped

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement supported people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Boy extracts water from water point

Red Cross prepares for drought in north Kenya

24 Jul 2013

The Red Cross is helping communities to prepare for drought and other natural disasters in northern Kenya.

Alwilayat Mohamed and her family

Alwilayat Mohamed's story: struggling to feed our children in the Sahel

Alwilayat has already lost two daughters under the age of five and is facing a daunting struggle to feed her two sons.

Malika whose mother is benefitting from a Red Cross gardening programme

Djenaba's story: vegetables provide food for thought

Thanks to a Red Cross gardening project, Djenaba is confident she’ll be able to send her two-year-old daughter Malika to school this autumn.

Grandmother waiting at a food aid distribution

Habi's story

With the current food crisis in the Sahel, Habi’s family is facing a daunting task to protect the health of their precious young.

Habsatou Abdulaye is president of the Sandari vegetable garden group

Habsatou's story: seeds of a better future in the Sahel

Habsatou is president of the Sandari vegetable garden group. Thanks to the Red Cross, she and her friends are now able to grow aubergines, cabbages, onions, lettuces and okra.

Six-month-old Issa being assessed as malnourished

Hadjatou's story

Hadjatou cradles her six-month-old son after learning from a Red Cross nurse that her baby is acutely malnourished.

Kadiatou Konnare with one of her children

Kadiatou's story: feeding my children scraps of food

Kadiatou Konnare is facing a more daunting struggle to feed her seven children than most people will ever know.

N’faly Traore

N'faly's story: soon people will have nothing to eat

"In 12 years volunteering for the Red Cross I have never seen a catastrophe like the current food crisis here in the Sahel region of Mali."

Vegetables Oroukia grows through the Red Cross project are helping keep her family from the brink of starvation

Oroukia's story: oasis of hope in the Sahel

Oroukia Boulo and her husband have seven children. Instead of being able to fill their three granaries after harvesting their cereal crops this year, they couldn’t even fill one.

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