CHICAGO — Throughout the Horn of Africa, in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, over 13 million people are currently at risk of severe malnutrition or starvation as the region faces the worst drought conditions in 60 years. This slow moving humanitarian disaster dwarfs most others and yet had not received sufficient humanitarian response to save over 100 children from dying each day. The reasons for this are the unsafe working environment for NGOs and a lack of humanitarian funding.
Since renewing its strong partnership in April 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo and Airlink have delivered 58 shipments on behalf of 22 organizations offering 2.1 million USD in transportation relief, mobilizing 351 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to seventeen countries. This translates to an estimated 5.8 million people worldwide.