NEW YORK (UMNS) — The United Methodist Committee on Relief continues to provide assistance in the Horn of Africa, which is facing its worst drought in more than 60 years. To date, the agency has received $470,000 for the crisis, “which is very, very small compared to the magnitude of this disaster,” said Melissa Crutchfield, who leads UMCOR’s international disaster response.
UMCOR is working with Church World Service and Muslim Aid to help relieve the severe hunger crisis in Kenya and Somalia. Muslim Aid is establishing three therapeutic feeding centers in the refugee camps to improve the health of 900 small children. Muslim Aid also has been working on the ground in rebel-controlled areas of Somalia, where few aid agencies have access.