In South Sudan, Oxfam helped more than 600,000 people across the country in 2016 and with famine declared we will need to reach many more people this year. We're making sure the most vulnerable people have access to safe water and helping to repair boreholes and wells, providing emergency food distribution and training people to look after and maintain their own water supply.
In Ethiopia, we have provided over 500,000 people and 84 schools and health centres with water through water trucking and setting up water storage points, and aim to help another 500,000 people in the next three months.
In Kenya, we aim to reach over 600,000 people within the next six months, repairing boreholes and distributing cash. We have already repaired and rehabilitated boreholes, which are now providing 177,688 people in Wajir and 50,142 people in Turkana with safe, clean water.
Oxfam has launched a humanitarian response in Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, where it already has established development projects. We have started trucking water to 15,000 people and providing cash to 12,000. The immediate plan is to initially help at least 20,000 people with clean water, sanitation and cash assistance for food and to reach 200,000 more people with a longer-term response over the next 12 months.
Oxfam is working across the region to provide life-saving support to those most in need of help. We urgently need to get food and clean water to women, men and children facing starvation. It's a race against time to save lives.
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