Ongoing heavy rainfall has led to heavy flooding and destruction affecting Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It is reported that 1 million people have been affected and displaced by the flooding so far in the region.

The effects have been devastating in a region that is normally affected by drought. Now, the Horn of Africa is facing another crisis. Already vulnerable communities have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.

Somalia

In Somalia, over 180,000 people have been forced to flee their homes due to the flooding. The UN says most of those affected are from the central town of Beledweyne, where 3 people drowned last week.

Another 10 people died on Monday when a rescue boat capsized, leaving up to 20 others missing.

Kenya

An estimated 12,000 people have been displaced, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the country, and 29 people were killed. The agriculture industry was also hard hit, with over 10,000 livestock animals killed by the flooding.

South Sudan

Rains have devastated vast areas of South Sudan since July, according to a recent United Nations report.

The wet weather has made the humanitarian situation worse in a country where more than 3 million people were already in need of assistance.

United Hands Relief teams have assessed the situation on the ground. UHR is responding by delivering life-saving aid to the affected areas.

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As winter unfolds, refugees across the Middle East will soon encounter freezing temperatures. In Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Rohingya. United Hands Relief is distributing essential items to help people brave this winter.

Children are particularly vulnerable. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. Children are sleeping on cold grounds wearing light clothing, which can lead to serious health risks.

Many refugee families are struggling to keep warm with few resources and job opportunities. The cost of keeping a home adequately heated during the colder months is beyond their means.

What can you do to help?

United Hands Relief is in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Rohingya, and Bangladesh arranging to provide emergency humanitarian aid to refugees before temperatures plummet this winter, preparing them for what could be a harsh season. Emergency provisions including food packages, fuel operated heaters, fuel, warm clothing kits, and blankets will be distributed to vulnerable families who rely completely on this support.

$25 provides a warm clothing kit for one person
$50 provides two blankets and a fuel powered heater
$100 provides an Emergency Food Package for one family
$150 provides warm clothing kits, a fuel powered heater, and blankets for one family

With your help, we can save the lives of many refugees and bring an end to the suffering of innocent children. Our goal is to reach 1,000 families. Act Now!

Give the Gift of Warmth Today

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