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.
Airlink and Partners Planning for Logistical Challenges and Sustained Response to Haiti Earthquake as First Medical Volunteers Arrive to Bolster Local Health Systems
Within 24 hours of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hitting southern Haiti, Airlink and its partners had 4 medical volunteers on their way to Jeremie, Haiti, to bolster overwhelmed local health services.