Stories

We have gathered stories from the Horn of Africa region, from updates, impact stories, latest news and project briefs. Please browse through the stories and see how ARAHA is making a difference in the lives of many.

Leading humanitarian organizations decry effort to de-fund Islamic Relief Worldwide

Leading humanitarian organizations decry effort to de-fund Islamic Relief Worldwide

Leading humanitarian organizations expressed grave concern about a proposed amendment to the State and Foreign Operations…

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ARAHA’s Statement at The People’s Climate Solidarity March

This drought is part of a continuing trend of higher temperatures and lower rainfalls that we’ve seen in the region over the last three decades. Both of these trends have been attributed to climate change, and it will only get worse if we do not act.

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Combating Deforestation

The droughts and flash-flooding that the Horn of Africa is currently experiencing are occurring due in large part to changing climate patterns, but they are also exacerbated by another problem: deforestation, which has been going on for decades throughout the region.

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Refugee camps are no longer temporary

There is no doubt that the international community provides critical help during crisis. However, we may need to examine the approaches we use to assist those in need to make sure each effort is effective.

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ARAHA earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 

ARAHA’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that ARAHA has earned this top distinction.

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Trying to study with no lights; the condition of students in part of the Horn of Africa region.

Preparing for exams can be one of the most nerve-wracking times in any student’s life, but the difficulty is even greater when students don’t have access to the resources they need to perform at their best—as I witnessed on my recent trip to the region.

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Shagerab Medical Convoy

  About a couple of months ago a team of medical staff embarked on a journey to Shegerab refugee camp to help treat over 5,000 refugees, Many of whom had never been treated by a doctor or nurse before. Just being diagnosed, or the sight of a doctor was something as rare as an eclipse. […]

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The impact of your donations

It was around September 2015, when we were able to provide two hospitals in Somalia with medical supplies that included 25 beds, 25 mattresses, 1 surgical table and 1 Delivery table.

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Becoming a life saver

The life saver campaign was amazing! Our original goal was to raise $16,000 for the building of two water wells, orphan gifts and food baskets. In three weeks, we raised $22,000, far exceeding our goal!

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