AFSC staff make visits to refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya. Almost 12 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa region.
Children at Dadaab refugee camp.
Photo: Christine Mbito
Providing Resources to Those Most Vulnerable
Earthquakes and tornados, famine and floods are just some of natural disasters that afflict humankind. Recovery from such events can be long, harrowing, and costly. Shifting the funds allocated to wars, defense, and armaments to recovery from natural disasters could ensure a return to normal life for survivors. Here are recent examples of AFSC’s response to natural disasters.
Support AFSC’s work providing humanitarian service and building peace in Somalia and the surrounding region. The Horn of Africa has the most severe food crisis in the world today. The combination of drought, conflict, and skyrocketing food prices has created the most acute humanitarian crisis for Somalis in the past decade.
Afmadow district in Lower Shabelle region and especially Doble town housed most of the children and women internally displaced persons (IDPs) stranded on Somalia side or seeking entry into Kenya as refugees. AFSC responded to the plight of IDPs and host communities through a local partner. The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions through the provision of essential drug- kits and sanitary pads to IDPs and host communities for three months.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.