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Food Security

As we struggle to improve food-security conditions and reduce the food-insecure population, some parts of the vicariate continues to experience humanitarian emergencies linked to natural disasters such as drought and floods, ethno-political and resource-based conflicts, and outbreaks of human and livestock diseases. To handle such emergency cases we work with our partners and government representatives to address such issues.

Early warning mechanisms, food security information systems and vulnerability analysis inform preparedness and response in order to reduce negative effects on vulnerable groups in pastoral, agro-pastoral and marginal agricultural disaster-prone areas.

Food insecurity vulnerable children’s education is affected by various emergencies, such as droughts affecting the arid and semi-arid parts, children requiring support to continue their education.

Dry lands and frequent droughts are characteristic of the arid lands of the vicariate. One drought can erase entire herds, crops and destroy the livelihood of many communities. A harsh environment and barely existing infrastructure have made the development of alternative livelihoods a difficult undertaking.

MCS works at the local level to help people to be prepared and to adapt to what is happening. It means increasing their defences against heavy rains and floods, distributing drought resistant seeds and training farmers in the best agricultural techniques. We help them to build up and diversify their assets and protect them in the face of more frequent crises.