Gift Report: The long road back: Disaster support for a village
Bullet holes pepper the walls of a vacant concrete structure in the war-torn town of Dhobley, Somalia. The building was once a hospital, but attacks by militia have shut most services down.
This past year, Dhobley became an unofficial camping point for thousands of displaced families, fleeing war and famine in Somalia. These new families—arriving with nothing—put a strain on the community, already ravaged by famine and drought.
Drought is considered a “slow moving” disaster, but it is a disaster nonetheless. Thirteen million people were affected by this drought, making it the worst in the region in 60 years.
With the support of gifts like yours, desperate, hungry families in Dhobley received food, water, medical care and emergency supplies, including blankets, tarps, water jugs, cooking pots, mosquito nets and more.
Your gift is providing hope and practical help to families in a community affected by disaster. Thank you!