CRS beneficiary Mussie Sala stands amid healthy corn stalks he irrigates through a CRS-supported water project at his small farm plot in the village of Ija Aneni in eastern Ethiopia. Though other farmers are suffering from an ongoing drought in this region, Sala says his corn and other crops are doing well because of his access to water.
The drought in East Africa has forced 13 million people to seek food aid. Many face malnutrition and even starvation.
As we noted here, you can have an effective role in solving massive emergencies such as this drought.
Here’s an equally important fact: As a CRS supporter, you were sparing lives before the rest of the world noticed the disaster existed.
Mussie Sala and many more like him are able to survive in the midst of the worst East Africa drought in decades. You supported well drilling, irrigation and other water projects. So they have crops and their livestock has water.
You help put CRS to work all over the world to end hunger. Always. Not only during emergencies. In fact, just about anywhere disaster strikes, you’re a first responder. Because you’re already there.
Thank you for helping CRS make every day World Food Day.
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