In East Africa, a catastrophic drought, economic insecurity and conflict left millions of people facing starvation. Our aid worker Jess Lees has seen the lifesaving impact of our mobile health clinics that people like you have supported in Somaliland.
“The work we’re doing here is helping, and that’s thanks to our donors - no crisis is too big for one person to make a difference,” Jess says.
People like Ikram, a young mum who has a chronic condition, know firsthand the difference the mobile clinics make. The nurses and doctors help her manage her condition and can get her to a hospital when needed.
A mobile clinic, a 4WD stocked with medicines, vaccinations and supplements and staffed by a nurse, doctor and midwife, visits Ikram’s village twice a month. People line up all day to get treatment but it’s worth the wait.
We are part of the international relief effort in East Africa working alongside Red Cross teams from all over the world. We couldn’t do that without the support of people like you.