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Swiss Solidarity Raises Over CHF7 Million For Horn Of Africa

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Swiss Solidarity is Switzerland's largest donor of humanitarian aid. © Keystone / Salvatore Di Nolfi

Swiss Solidarity, the humanitarian arm of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, received donations of more than CHF7 million ($7.4 million) on a nationwide collection day for victims of the food crisis in East Africa.

This content was published on November 24, 2022 - 09:10 November 24, 2022 - 09:10 Keystone-SDA/jdp

The money will be used to support projects by partner organisations in the region including Caritas Switzerland, Helvetas, and Save the Children Switzerland.

The priority is to provide emergency aid in the form of cash assistance, water and food as well as health services to countries in the Horn of Africa – Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia – which are experiencing one of the worst droughts in over 40 years. More than 36 million people are suffering shortages of food and water, and almost nine million farm animals have died due to a lack of water. Soaring food prices, triggered in part by the war in Ukraine, are exacerbating the situation.


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