Ethiopia: British Airways flew a relief aircraft full of emergency supplies and equipment to East Africa, where over 12 million people are at risk from famine, disease and drought.
Somalia: DEC member agencies able to work in the worst affected areas of Somalia are scaling up their activities as the famine intensifies and spreads across the country.
Kenya: Justin Byworth, Chief Executive of DEC member World Vision UK, is visiting East Africa, where drought is endangering the lives of over 12 million people.
Kenya: DEC member Plan UK is transporting clean water to drought hit communities in southern Kenya targetting over 260,000 people in addition to feeding programmes.
Somalia: DEC member the British Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement have been distributing urgently need food aid in areas of Somalia suffering from famine.
Kenya: Poor rains led to failed harvests and livestock losses; Tearfund is working locally sending water tankers so people and livestock can be sustained until the next rain.
Somalia: Jehangir Malik from DEC member agency Islamic Relief returns to the Somalian city of Mogadishu to see how relief work has progressed since the last visit.
Kenya: Irina Fuhrmann meets mothers in East Africa who are feeding their children thanks to DEC member Oxfam’s cash-for-work projects.
Kenya: DEC member Care International is working in the Dadaab refugee camps distributing tents, food and water as part of their refugee assistance program
East Africa: DEC member Merlin is working tirelessly in Kenya and Ethiopia, trying to meet the range of health challenges faced by the people in those countries.