In 2011, East Africa faced its most severe drought in over 60 years. With little rain and soaring food prices, as many as nine million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia were living without adequate food and safe drinking water.
Save the Children launched its largest emergency response project in its 90-year history to help meet the needs of those suffering from the East African drought. In its duration, the project has provided food, clean water, shelter, medical treatment, education, and security to 3.4 million children and their families. The project additionally aims to reduce the risk of future crises by addressing issues such as chronic poverty and poor health care.
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