Slideshow: ACTED's team mobilized against the food crisis in HoA
NAIROBI [ACTED News] - The poor performance of the 2012 long rains (March – May season) predicted for the Horn of Africa threatens to reverse recovery efforts and negatively affect food security for people struggling to recover from the region’s worst food crisis during the past century. According to the 3 April update from FEWSNET (USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network), the most‐likely scenario for this season’s rainfall—which has already begun late—will be 60-85 percent of the average with poor distribution, negatively impacting on rain-fed crop production, pasture regeneration, and water availability. However, in the worst‐case scenario, rainfall could be less than 60 percent below average representing a major failure of the region’s main season and similar to the crisis situations in 2000 and 2011.
ACTED's teams have been mobilized to support populations with different activities: distribution of hygiene kits (soap, jerricans...), construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures and borehole, cash for work activities, hygiene and sanitation trainings...
Slideshow of ACTED teams at work in the fields to fight against the food crisis that threatens the Horn of Africa.
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