How are Somali children going to survive through hunger and extreme climate?
Your red packet can help a child grow
Somalia has been experiencing abnormal weather in the past few years, causing not only massive casualties, but also crop failures and loss of livestock. However, Somalia has not been able to tackle these challenges on its own. In September 2019, there are still 5.4 million people in Somalia who face food insecurity and require humanitarian assistance. It is estimated that approximately 1 million children under five in the country will be acutely malnourished if timely assistance is not made available to them.
A prolonged drought once dragged Mushtar and her family into a difficult food crisis. Having lost all their cattle and goats, they had to move to live with their relatives. Mushtar was getting weaker and weaker and, at the age of two, was found to be malnourished. In fact, her immune system was so weak that she almost died of a common cold. Fortunately, she was rushed to a health centre operated by World Vision, where she was revived after receiving treatment and high energy biscuits. In just two months’ time, her weight was back to normal levels. She continues to receive monthly nutrition supplements from World Vision to enhance her healthy growth.
Provide 1 impoverished family with seeds and gardening tools
Provide basic supplies for community-based nutrition programmes to support 22 families
Support the cost of medical supplies and equipment for health centres
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Disasters can destroy everything in the blink of an eye, yet it takes the global community’s continuous companionship and support to undo the damage. By donating HK$150 or more per month, you can support us in providing various forms of support in fragile parts of the world.Become a World Vision Partner now! You will enable those who suffer to survive, recover and find hope.