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Emergency aid for drought victims in Somalia

10 May, 2017 [Global Care]

1.4 million children in Africa are at risk of death due to severe malnutrition. Hence, Knorr-Bremse Global Care donates 94.000 Euro for people affected in Somalia.

The region around Lake Chad, South Sudan, Ehtiopia and Kenya are affected by the drought. But the situation in Somalia is disastrous: more than six million people need humanitarian support, 360.000 children under five are severely malnourished. The reason for the crisis is a prolonged drought and absent rainy seasons. International and private help is initiating slowly and it is insufficient. The danger of a repetition of the catastrophe in 2011 - about 250.000 people died in Somalia - is very high.

Thus, Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports the measures of World Vision. These include water and food supply for 530.000 people – 71.000 malnourished children are among them – and run the service of a mobile health station. The invalidated people are often unable to reach the next health station. So the mobile helpers are the last hope for medical care. Because of polluted drinking water, especially diarrhoeal diseases, rage among the people.

Knorr-Bremse employees in Germany contributed 12,000 Euro to the total amount of 94,000 Euro donated.

 
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