July 26, 2011

Severe Drought Threatens Millions

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

Extreme drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have resulted in an estimated 10 million people facing a severe food crisis. The malnutrition rate among children in some areas is heartbreaking. A number of areas in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda are experiencing the worst drought conditions in over 60 years. Although people in these regions are used to conflict as a way of life, this extreme drought has brought them to a breaking point.

Immediate and massive action is needed. Hand of Hope is working quickly to provide much needed life-saving food supplies – already providing over 500,000 meals in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. A water well is also being drilled near the Kenya / Somalia border in Partnership with New Life Home Trust to provide much needed water. We also just recently completed 10 wells inside Somalia and are in process on more.

Please join us in prayer for the precious people of the Horn of Africa as we continue to work toward providing solutions to this crisis.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.