STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Foundation makes a second donation of USD 400,000 to Save the Children’s emergency work in Ethiopia, due to the current drought crisis. The support will result in food, water, sanitation and basic education to children.
Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in fifty years, threatening over 30 million people across the affected area. Despite early warning systems showing signals of a forthcoming disaster, the call for urgent global support is still not being acted upon quickly enough.
A total of USD 500,000 has now been donated by the H&M Foundation to emergency relief efforts in Ethiopia, and it is directed towards food and nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene as well as basic education to children in the affected areas.
With this second donation we can provide rapid response and help more children and their families to handle the worst drought in 50 years in Ethiopia, says John Graham, Country Director Save the Children Ethiopia.
In December 2015, the H&M Foundation donated USD 100,000 to Save the Children which already has contributed to food aid to over 250,000 people, water, medicine and crucial support to families who have lost their incomes and treatment of over 4,000 cases of child malnutrition since the drought started.
An escalation of the drought expected to affect millions of people is predicted for the coming months. This, combined with the fact that the international response to the crisis remains insufficient made it an easy decision to make an additional donation, says I Global Manager at the H&M Foundation.
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