Update: Providing More Relief to the Horn of Africa
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Update: Providing More Relief to the Horn of Africa

by David L. Meyer, CEO Hand of Hope



13 million people in the Horn of Africa—more than the populations of Los Angeles and New York combined—continue to experience the effects of the worst drought in 60 years. Furthermore, it's the worst famine and nonstop violence experienced in the past 20 years.*

But Hand of Hope will do what we can to reach as many of them as possible.

Providing Meals

We are now offering assistance to Nairobi Lighthouse Church who is supporting a feeding program in Dadaab, Africa – home to one of the world's largest refugee camps. Nairobi Lighthouse Church is feeding hundreds of people, some of whom are receiving meals for the first time in a very, very long time.

In conjunction with Life International, Hand of Hope is also providing food supplies to 280 households who have been affected by the drought in Somalia. Many of the people in this feeding program left Mogadishu and walked for many days without any food at all, some losing loved ones to starvation along the way. They are so grateful and thankful to have this lifesaving feeding program available to them.

Thank You for Your Prayers

Our heartfelt thanks to the partners of Joyce Meyer Ministries who help us make this all possible. We will continue to do everything we can to help the people of the Horn of Africa who have lost almost everything to the drought, famine and violence. Please continue to pray with us for relief from these extreme conditions.

*See http://www.usaid.gov/fwd/crisis.html



Providing Help

by David L. Meyer, CEO Hand of Hope

As the drought and malnutrition crisis persists in the Horn of Africa, Hand of Hope is continuing to work directly with organizations with an established presence in the area to provide desperately needed food and water to the region. We are working with World Serve to provide a drilling rig for Northern Kenya which will dig wells and provide clean water to both those living in the area and those displaced by the drought. We are also working with Convoy of Hope to provide meals to Garissa, Kitale, Lodwar and Wajir where the needs are staggering. In the Garissa region alone, there are more than 500,000 people in need of food. Additionally, we are working with New Life Homes to provide a well in Garrisa.

In Mogadishu, Somalia, where some of the worst starvation is in Africa right now, we are working with Life International to provide much needed food as well as digging three more wells to provide water relief.

In conjunction with ERDO (Emergency Relief & Development Overseas), we are providing one month of food to 1,000 drought affected households – those eating less than one meal per day in Laikipia, Turkana, West Pokot, Kilifi, Taita/Taveta and on the Somalia border. These meals will save lives, provide nourishment for children at risk of malnutrition and enable families to remain together. Additionally, we are working with New Life, also on the Somalian border, to provide additional meals.

We are so very thankful for the support of our partners who help us provide these opportunities to give much needed food and water to the people in the Horn of Africa. Please continue to pray for an end to the drought and the conditions that contribute to malnutrion.



Severe Drought Threatens Millions

by David L. Meyer, CEO Hand of Hope

Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. The malnutrition rate among children in some areas is heartbreaking. A number of areas in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda are experiencing the worst drought conditions in over 60 years. Although people in these regions are used to conflict as a way of life, this extreme drought has brought them to a breaking point.

Immediate and massive action is needed. Hand of Hope is working quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – already providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. A water well is also being drilled near the Kenya/Somalia border in Partnership with New Life Home Trust to provide much needed water. We also just recently completed 10 wells inside Somalia and are in process on more.

Please join us in prayer for the precious people of the Horn of Africa as we continue to work toward providing solutions to this crisis.



Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.