CARE has decades of experience in the affected region and is responding to the urgent needs of drought-affected individuals. CARE is working in Ethiopia, Northern Somalia (Somaliland & Puntland), and Kenya particularly in the provision of clean water and food. In Kenya, CARE is responding to the refugee crisis that has arisen as a result of the drought, and is the primary distributor of food, water and primary education for the 400,000 refugees currently living in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dabaab.
To date, CARE has:
- In Kenya, CARE is providing food, water, primary education and psychological support to over 400,000 residents in the Dadaab refugee camp
- CARE is also working with 305,000 people in north-eastern Kenya to reduce long-term vulnerabilities
- In Ethiopia, CARE is providing emergency food and water, and implementing livelihood assistance such as seed distribution
- CARE is also reaching families in Northern Somalia with water source rehabilitation and livelihoods support