MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—According Tools for Humanity's office in Banadir and Lower Shabelle local famine level is reaching catastrophic levels in parts of Southern Somali regions, Although the United Nations took the extraordinary step of declaring famine in parts of Somalia, a classification defined by mortality rates greater than two people per 10,000 per day across a specific region, along with skyrocketing rates of deadly malnutrition (above 30% for children under five), among other indicators.
With nearly two decades in Somalia, TOOLS FOR HUMANITY is planning to appeal and quickly launch emergency programs earlier August 2011 when the food crisis and drought conditions with Ramadan high food price crippled populations in regions like Lower shabelle, Banadir and Bay/Bakool. And while Tools for Humanity's teams continue to provide lifesaving food distripution and support/medical care for acutely malnourished children; general nutritional support for children under five years of age; and emergency access to food, clean water, and improved sanitation for displaced populations—families in dire need of help continue to flood into T4H's emergency nutrition centers in barawa, Marka and Mogadishu.
Help alleviate suffering in Somalia.
Unending relief efforts are merely insufficient to counter the scope and severity of the crisis gripping Somalia and the rest of the Horn of Africa.
Further than the need for immediate, lifesaving interventions, critical commitments are also needed to address the famine’s original causes and to alleviate its long-term impacts. Tools for Humanity’s Program and advocacy supports are needed to make certain creative alternative harvests this October; livestock restocking is needed for communities whose herds were devastated by drought; rain collectors and water points require substantial rehabilitation of boreholes; and investments are needed in income-generating activities to ensure long-term resilience to climate shocks and recurring humanitarian crises.
Tools for Humanity is and well be one of the few humanitarian agencies working in Somalia today—and operating in Somalia’s South and Central regions, T4H is well situated to scale up emergency food distributions and its ongoing nutritional programs in hard-hit southern Somalia. Given Somalia’s special safety measures context, it is vital that any large-scale relief effort be channeled through organizations already authorized by national and regional authorities to carry out this type of work—and possessing the necessary in-country experience to guarantee the effective deployment of a considerable increase in humanitarian assistance.
About Tools for Humanity
The mission of the Emergency Food
Assistance Program is to alleviate hunger of disadvantaged communities by providing funds, technical assistance, and information to community programs that deliver emergency food and services to hungry people.
Tools for Humanity is a non-profit humanitarian and international development organization. Tools for Humanity are dedicated to focus on the root causes of poverty, refugees, civil wars and famine globally.
Our aim is to achieve a new innovative approach to tackle social and economic problems of marginalized communities through social enterprise, cooperative and inter-community knowledge based capacity building while we deliver quality community economic development in field of social change in Canada and globally.
T4H’S STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2015
In the winter of 2010, a group of approximately 25 practitioners were convened by T4H’s AGM and strategic planning, City of Toronto to listen to a presentation by Mohamed Maie of Tools for Humanity about the Sub-Sahara Africa’s Vibrant Communities Initiative. Once more the special meeting marked initial exploration of community interest in participating in poverty reduction and Food security in post conflict Somalia( Somaliland, Puntland communities), Djibouti, Ethiopia (Eastern Region) and Kenya (Northern Eastern Districts).
The outcome of the meeting was a collective decision to explore the opportunity for involvement of benevolent in Gulf State and African Diaspora Philanthropies with these results, T4H leadership was challenged to create the conditions for success in post conflict Sub-Sahara of Africa to food security and sustainable livelihood in short term/long term future while focusing following activities:
To increase and support the participation of economic and social development of marginalized low income families in Canada and Africa.
To empower disadvantage families and low income communities (Immigrant,Refugees and IDPs) through social-enterprise and cooperatives.
To create social entrepreneurs in(Women & Youth) in low income communities and give them the means to craft their own destinies and sustainable livelihood.
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