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					Horn of Africa Drought
    ELCA Companion Synods Update
          August 5th, 2011
                                 The Situation



                                                           ACT/NCA/Laurie MacGregor


“This is the last of my food, a few beans. I used to grow food myself but there has been no rainfall in
eight years, so now I have to buy all my food from the market. The prices keep going up. We only have
enough food for one meal a day now, and that goes for all people in this area.”
- Lucia Muvili Ngotho (July 5, 2011)
             The Numbers*
•2   Failed Rainy Seasons

• 12.4    million people need humanitarian assistance

• 1/4   of Somalis displaced (1.88 million people)

•2   Major Refugee Camps Surpassing Capacity
 •   Dollo Ado (Ethiopia) & Dadaab (Kenya)

              * UN OCHA Report (July 31, 2011)
     Failed Rainy Season




                             ACT/NCA/Laurie MacGregor

Wilting Crops in Eastern Kenya (July 5, 2011)
        Failed Rainy Season




                                ACT/DCA/Binyan Mengesha

Remains of Cow in Southern Ethiopia (July 13, 2011)
                   12.4 Million in Need




                                                  ACT Alliance

“This time it is different. There is not a nearby place better than ours.”
              - Village Elder, Haleke Kelema (July 6, 2011)
             1/4 of Somalis Displaced




                                          ACT/Paul Jeffery

New Refugees Arriving from Somalia at Dadaab Camp (July 25, 2011)
 Kenya -Dadaab Refugee Camp
Administered by Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

• Location:   Eastern Kenya

• Population:    ~400,000 (intended for 90,000)

• Arrival Rate:    Averaging 1,295 daily

• Processed:    1,000 people/day
 Kenya - Dadaab Refugee Camp
 Administered by Lutheran World Federation (LWF)




             ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffery                       ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffery

“Permanent” Dadaab                       New Arrival Presented with Tent
Kenya - Pastoral Kenyan Community
     Kenyan Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC)

• Providing Food Support for 10,000 Families
 •   Over a seven month period

• Continuing to Assess Needs of Local Population
 •   Being a source of information on impact for local Kenyans
 •   Determining existing gaps in response

• Being the Hands of Christ in the Midst of Crisis
Ethiopia - Dollo Ado Refugee Camp
 Administered by Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

• Location:    South-eastern Ethiopia

• Population:      ~120,000 residents (54,000 in 2011 alone)

• Arrival Rate:       Averaging 1,400-2,000 daily

• Processed:      Up from 750 to 2,000 people/day

• 87%   of all refugees under the age of 18
Ethiopia - Responding to Local Crisis
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)

• Responding in Saba Boru & Gasara Districts
 •   Provide 29,900 individuals with food aid over 3-month period

• Continuing to Assess Needs of Local Population
 •   Being a source of information on impact for local Ethiopians
 •   Determining existing gaps in response

• Being the Hands of Christ in the Midst of Crisis
 How We are Responding
• $250,000   pre-positioned in December 2010

• $400,000   deployed on July 25, 2011

• $600,000   committed for future activity in August 2011
       Use of Pre-Positioned $250,000




                                 ACT/Paul Jeffery                      ACT/Paul Jeffery

Providing “first cups” of Water at Dadaab                Enriched porridge for
                                                    malnourished children and elderly
      Use of Deployed $400,000
• $100,00        for EECMY to help with their response
 •   Supplying 29,900 individuals with food aid

• $100,00        to LWF-DWS for use in Turkana
 •   Livestock intervention for 200 families (10,000 animals)
 •   Providing water to 1,000 households over six months

• $200,00        to LWF for use at Dadaab
 •   Clothing for girls & Shelter for new arrivals
 •   Emergency response training for camp outreach workers
     Use of Committed $600,000
• Continued Support of LWF
 •   Meeting the needs of refugees at Dadaab and Dollo Ado
• Continued Accompaniment With Companions
 •   Supporting projects of EECMY in Ethiopia
 •   Supporting projects of KELC in Kenya
• Begin moving into long-term recovery
 •   Rehabilitating farmers with seed & improved water systems
 •   Rebuilding health and numbers of lost livestock
         How You Can Help
• Sharing the Story
 •   Telling people about the situation and how they can respond

• Supporting Our Companions KELC & EECMY
 •   Lifting Them Up in Prayer
 •   Making a Financial Commitment to Support Their Response
           Sharing the Story
• Webpage:             an overview of the crisis
 •   www.elca.org/disaster

• Blog:     updates as the situation progresses
 •   blogs.elca.org/categories/horn-of-africa

• Print Resources:               taking the story home
 •   Situation Update
 •   Bulletin Insert
 •   Prayers
Supporting Our Companions
• Prayer:       remembering our brothers and sisters in crisis
 •   Including special petition in prayers of the people
 •   Creating a particular liturgy lifting up the crisis

• Financial Gifts:            making continued projects possible
 •   Special pledge made and raised on behalf of synods
 •   Gifts through ELCA Disaster Response go 100% to disaster

				
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