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Hand Up 4 East Arfica

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BENEFITING: MERCY CORPS

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THE STORY:

THE SITUATION
The UN reports that more than 10 million people are threatened by starvation in four countries - Somaia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti. Somalia is the worst hit, where at least six out of every 10,000 children die daily as a result. While international aid agencies desperately seek access to areas of Somalia rife with political instability and food insecurity, thousands of refugees depart in search of help.

HOW WE PLAN TO RESPOND
Our goal is to walk the walk Somalis trek in search of aid. We walk in solidarity with those who have no other choice. We walk to demonstrate the severity of the situation. We walk to illustrate that drought, political instability, and the resulting food scarcity, malnutrition and threat of death leave families with little other option than to flee blighted land by foot in search of reprieve.

Driven by the current famine in east Africa we want to raise awareness and resources to provide immediate help to the women, children and families affected; and support ongoing relief and sustained food security in the region.

To raise much needed funds, we will walk the distance that many starving and frail women and children are walking to get food and basic aid. The journey will be blogged about here by the participants to share their reflections along the way. Our walk pales in comparison to the excruciating passage trekked in the heat of shadeless plains, while sick and hungry. Though we could never truly imagine what it would be like to make a journey to save our lives, we walk in solidarity, we walk for relief and future security.

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