About CO-OPERAID's aid for families affected by the crisis
The Corona crisis and Russia's war against Ukraine have had drastic consequences for people in poor countries. Economies and incomes are weakened, and food and the cost of living are becoming more expensive. Poor farming families additionally suffer from climate change, which threatens their livelihoods.
With your help, CO-OPERAID stands by the affected families. Together with its local partner aid organizations, which are anchored in the region, CO-OPERAID is able to provide rapid, unbureaucratic assistance. The current focus is on the drought in the Horn of Africa. CO-OPERAID and its partner Hifhadi are helping in East Pokot in Kenya, where livestock is dying, people are struggling for a daily meal, and hunger is rampant (see Emergency Aid in Kenya).
Another urgent concern is ensuring that all children attend school. Because the cost of education weighs on families, countless children are threatened with dropping out of school. Thank you very much for making urgent help possible through your donation!
Objectives of CO-OPERAID's aid
Food for poor families
CO-OPERAID and its partners provide food for families in areas affected by food insecurity and hunger. We distribute staple foods such as corn, rice and lentils. In addition, our food aid allows to serve meals at our partner schools. Currently, these services are combating hardship in the Horn of Africa as a result of the worst drought in decades.
Education for the future
When the household budget is not enough for the necessities of life, school costs become prohibitive. CO-OPERAID therefore promotes school attendance for children from the poorest families. We provide school materials, school uniforms and facilitate school fees. The return of all children to school, respectively the retention in school is central for the development of poor regions in the future. Above all, girls, who are increasingly involved in family work in times of economic hardship, should remain in school.
The work of CO-OPERAID promotes the entry of young people into the labor market. Our cooperation with vocational schools and the vocational course offerings of our projects have become even more important. We specifically support marginalized groups - young people from slums, from socially weak families or members of ethnic minorities - so that they can earn a living through their training. Knowledge and skills help the beneficiary young people to develop resilience to crisis situations.