CARE has been providing emergency relief and lifesaving assistance to the Somali people since 1981. Their main program activities have included projects in water and sanitation, sustainable pastoralist activities, civil society and media development, small-scale enterprise development, primary school education, teacher training, adult literacy and vocational training. CARE works in partnership with Somali and international aid agencies, civil society leaders and local authorities. Due to insecurity in South Central Somalia, CARE is currently operational in only the northern regions of Puntland and Somaliland. CARE Somalia’s direction is: adopt a program approach to demonstrate impact and promote organizational learning; reduce the impact of emergencies on vulnerable communities, particularly women and children; and improve governance and access to services and resources.
CARE Somalia’s ongoing activities are divided into three main sectors: Emergency Response, Livelihood and Economic Development Initiatives, and Education. In Somalia, CARE has assisted 164,000 people with drought relief activities and cash interventions to help families buy food, and we are scaling up our response to help as many people as possible. Across the border in Kenya at the Dadaab refugee camps, where more than 61,000 Somalis have sought safe haven in the past six months, CARE is the primary distributor of food, water and primary education for the 380,000 refugees currently living there, most of them Somalis. More than 1,500 people are arriving each day, and CARE is working with partners to scale up our response. CARE will provide food, water and emergency assistance in the newly-opened Ifo II camp, which will provide safe shelter to an additional 40,000 refugees.
CARE’s efforts in the DRC have emphasized the health and wellbeing of women and children, addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable populations in the country. Through programs surrounding maternal and child health, disease prevention, education, education, economic recovery, community development, and governance, CARE hopes to contribute to the long-term recovery of the DRC and advance peace in the volatile Great Lakes region.
Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Enough's strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a “3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. To learn more about Enough and what you can do to help, go to www.enoughproject.org .
Enough's campaigns currently include:
The RAISE Hope for Congo <http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org> campaign is mobilizing the public to end the worst violence against women and girls in the world and to help end the scourge of conflict minerals. We are collaborating with national, grassroots, and Congolese organizations to build this grassroots movement. Congo is not hopeless. There are solutions, and where there is hope there can be peace.
The SISTER SCHOOLS <http://www.darfurdreamteam.org/> campaign connects American middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities with sister schools in the Darfur refugee camps. We aim to provide a quality education to every refugee child from Darfur while directly linking students from Darfur to the United States.