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.