Medicines for Humanity Responds to Drought Crisis in Zambia - Urgent Support Needed

Zambia is reeling from the devastating impact of a persistent drought, plunging millions into a hunger crisis. The failure of crucial rains, which farmers relied upon for their crops, has led to widespread crop failure, livestock losses, and surging market prices. Families are facing food scarcity and a significant decrease in access to safe drinking water.

Medicines for Humanity (MFH) has swiftly responded to the escalating humanitarian crisis, with Kenneth Muko, MFH Program Director, witnessing the devastation firsthand since his recent arrival in Zambia.

Kenneth reports: "All 14 of MFH’s project sites in Zambia are being gravely impacted. We are seeing families struggling to cope with the effects of the drought, and urgent action is needed to alleviate their suffering."

MFH is appealing for support to address the needs of affected communities in Zambia.

"Our immediate priority is to provide humanitarian aid and food supplements to save lives," emphasizes Kenneth. "But we also recognize the importance of implementing sustainable solutions for irrigation to address the underlying causes of this crisis."

MFH hopes to support farmers with drought-resistant crops and drill boreholes to ensure a reliable water source for their crops and livestock. These boreholes also aim to provide safe drinking water for families facing water scarcity. MFH also plans to increase support and treatment for malnourished children.

"The situation in Zambia demands immediate action," stresses Kenneth. "Together with our partners and supporters, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by this crisis."

If you would like to make a donation to support Medicines for Humanity projects in Zambia, click here: https://medicinesforhumanity.org/donate-now/

 

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