Over the past few weeks the situation in Somalia has only continued to worsen and deteriorate. Hundreds of thousands of women, children and their families have been forced to flee their homes due to war and one of the worst famines in their countries history. Refugee Camps are full and the nearest places of safety are often times miles and miles away through unforgiving deserts. UNICEF estimates that more than two MILLION children are now malnourished in Somalia and the UN reports that TEN MILLION people are in “desperate need of Humanitarian Need”.
In response to this epic crisis CHRF International Relief Director traveled to Somalia to personally deliver thousands of meals.
“As we drive on I see some refugee type shelters and tents scattered across the land. I ask the driver stop, I want to see how these people are living and what condition the children are in. I walk around, the kids are in a terrible situation. As with most refugee situations there is little hygiene or cleanliness, no running water or ablutions, this looks bad to me. A young boy has some skin disease and is crying on and off, he is struggling. There is no clinic around, nowhere for him or his parents to go for help, this looks pretty hopeless to me.”
Now, weeks after his last trip, the situation his not gotten any better, in fact, according to news reports, it has worsened. In order to help the starving children of Somalia CHRF International Relief Director will travel back to the crisis in the beginning of August to deliver thousands of meals. Thanks to our team and donors at CHRF we are responding to this situation as soon as possible. Stay tuned in to our blog as we hope to see more first hand reports from our Relief Director.