Care International II

Kenya, October 2006

Every day 25,000 people die from hunger and poverty and more than 120 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are permanently living on the edge of emergency.

Most of them live on the edge because we keep them there. Money raised to respond to emergencies often leaves them worse off than they were before.
CARE is demanding that we put a stop to this by calling for a dramatic overhaul of the system that is keeping them trapped.

Care’s new report, entitled “Living on the Edge”, calls on the international community to give higher priority to recovery and prevention programs like seed distribution and improved veterinary services so that families can pull themselves back from the edge and be in a stronger position to fight off the next emergency themselves.

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  • A cattle herder with his son and the remains of their herd. Kate Holt.
  • A cattle herder's young family that is now dependent on food aid distributed by Care. Kate Holt.
  • A pastoralist at a borehole run by Care. His camels, in the background, are all that remains of his herds. Kate Holt.
  • A woman and her baby cooking her family's daily ration. Kate Holt.
  • A woman whose family have lost nearly all their cattle and who are now dependent on food aid. Kate Holt.
  • A woman whose family have lost nearly all their cattle and who are now dependent on food aid. Kate Holt.
  • A cattle herder and his wife with what remains of their families of herd. Kate Holt.
  • Women collect water from a puddle in a road, in one of drought stricken regions of south Eastern Ethiopia. Kate Holt.
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  • A young girl who lives in a community that is dependent on food aid supplied by Care. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl in one of drought stricken regions of south Eastern Ethiopia in which Care is working. Kate Holt.
  • Women in one of drought stricken regions of south Eastern Ethiopia in which Care is working. Kate Holt.