Nothilfe Hungerkrise in Afrika
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Food crisis in Africa

Millions experience hunger in Africa

Food crisis in Africa

Climate change and its lot of severe droughts and heavy flooding are jeopardising the livelihoods of peasant families in many African countries. And as if that were not enough, we are now witnessing the corona pandemic and massive desert locust invasions that strip entire crops bare in no time at all. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), some 25 million people are experiencing hunger in East Africa alone.

HEKS/EPER is providing emergency aid and support for people in the region. In Ethiopia, for example, affected people receive money to buy food and animal feed and are being trained in monitoring and controlling locust swarms. In Uganda, HEKS/EPER is working to improve food production to promote self-sufficiency and harmonious coexistence of refugees and the local people.  In South Sudan HEKS/EPER distributes seeds and tools and assists people by offering advice on sustainable farming as well as information on hygiene measures to prevent covid-19.

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Äthiopien 706.399
Emergency aid for victims of the locust invasion

By the start of 2020, the worst locust infestation of recent decades had already destroyed numerous crops in Ethiopia. Since then, HEKS/EPER has been supporting affected families through small financial contributions to help them stave off hunger.

Bidibidi - im grössten Flüchtglingscamp der Welt
Blaise Kormann
Improved livelihoods for refugees and locals

Some 230’000 refugees from neighbouring South Sudan are now living under dire conditions at the Bidibidi refugee camp. Each household does in fact have access to a small parcel of land, but cultivating it is often very problematic. The steady decline in food distributions is spawning conflict between refugees and local people. HEKS/EPER is therefore striving to improve food production for self-sufficiency and to encourage various groups to live together in harmony.

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Südsudan 774.378
South Sudan
Seeds against hunger

In South Sudan too, hunger is omnipresent. Armed conflict has displaced millions of people from their homes. Border closures due to the corona pandemic have led to food shortages. Many peasant families are therefore consuming their stocks of corn originally meant for sowing and are also having to sell their animals. HEKS/EPER is therefore distributing seeds and tools and offering the local people advice on sustainable production as well as information on hygiene rules for the prevention of covid-19.

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