MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CECI launches a campaign to help
famine victims in East Africa and asks for donations from the Canadian
CECI's emergency intervention aims to ensure as soon as possible:
Immediate food and water supplies, and
Basic sanitary and hygiene conditions;
The aid is focused in the regions most affected of Kenya, mainly the
Rift Valley and North Eastern provinces. Concretely, this represents a
support to 30.000 families, or 190.000 people.
CECI is working in the field with a French NGO that has been present in
the region for 15 years and is specialized in helping vulnerable
populations in disaster situations, the Agency for Technical
Cooperation and Development (ACTED).
The extended drought in 2011, consequence of the almost non-existent
rainy season in 2010 and 2011, has spread to the whole Horn of Africa.
The severe drought has had a very negative impact on food security and
has created nutritional concerns in agricultural communities. In
Kenya, 3.7 million people are affected.
In light of this situation, CECI has implemented an integrated course of
action, combining at the same time emergency response and fast
rehabilitation of affected communities, so that they can quickly
reclaim their livelihoods.
The situation is extremely serious. We cannot stand idly by!
The CECI team urges its members, friends, partners and donors to give to
URGENCE Kenya, to give us the means to act rapidly and efficiently. Donors can be
assured that their contributions will be turned into concrete acts of
solidarity. Give the victims hope; help them stay alive!
A donation to CECI is a donation that works: dons.ceci.ca
CECI - Urgence Kenya 3000, Omer-Lavallée Street, Montreal (Quebec) H1Y
Please make out the cheque to CECI Urgence Kenya
1-877-875-2324 or 514-875-9911, Ext. 283
CECI is a Canadian NGO in international cooperation and development that
has been working for 52 years to fight poverty and exclusion among the
most marginalized groups in Africa, Asia and the Americas. The CECI has
been intervening in humanitarian emergencies for 15 years. Since
January 12, 2010, CECI has been leading humanitarian activities in
Haiti and is currently running programs in 19 countries around the
world. CECI has also led operations in Burma after Cyclone Nargis, in
Nepal following major flooding, in Vietnam and the Philippines after
Typhoon Ketsana, and in Guatemala and El Salvador following heavy
rainfall in fall 2009. CECI is currently active in fighting hunger in
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