When a crisis strikes in the Horn of Africa, ARAHA mobilizes quickly to give families the support they need to come out strong after such times of upheaval. In a region too often affected by drought, famine, and armed conflict, the resources, and services ARAHA provides vary greatly according to the circumstances. Sometimes this entails emergency food baskets, while other times it involves trucking in clean water supplies or providing temporary shelter. Whatever the situation, ARAHA works to sustain families through difficult periods, allowing them to devise viable resiliency plans for the future. Our general disaster relief fund ensures we are never caught off guard when disaster strikes and that we are able to respond immediately and efficiently wherever we are needed.
Currently, disaster relief funds will be going to combat the current drought the Horn of Africa is suffering. The Horn of Africa region is experiencing one of its most severe droughts in recent history, with more than 15 million people acutely food insecure.
As of August 2022, these funds will also be shared with the current crisis in Sudan. In Sudan, torrential rainfalls have begun, creating flooding that communities are unprepared for. The United Nations estimates that 136,000 people have already been affected by the flooding, which is likely to increase. The flooding destroys property, infrastructure, and crops, putting people's livelihoods at risk.