International Development

Effective and Actionable

Action for East African People (AFEAP) is a committed global organization that can fill the gap for the affected people and does so with the action required.

Taking the Lead

AFEAP is taking the lead to instill immediate action by forging a stronger collaboration with the community and traditional leaders while partnering with other non-profit community and global organizations. AFEAP will critically evaluate where the specific gaps for services are and take immediate plans of strategic action. In East Africa, we are opening project operations in three countries: Mogadishu, Somalia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Djibouti. Our global headquarters is located in Nairobi, Kenya.

AFEAP has engaged all the stakeholders in the affected area such as the individual Governments, Nonprofits, Education Leaders and Religious Community or Spiritual Leaders to determine viable solutions.

While we understand there are very limited resources, we see there is a greater need to provide our assistance for services in these affected regions, especially in Somalia now. 

Challenges

The East African countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Djibouti are facing enormous challenges, critical of which are climate and political challenges. The recent drought in Somalia has affected the living conditions of the East African People, especially those living in the geographic areas of Somalia.

As most people are dependent on their livestock and the land for their food and crops, during long periods of no rain, many lives are severely affected especially animals and the nomad people in the villages. This has created an enormous loss of people’s lives, loss of their main livelihood, livestock, and other animals.The resulting conditions have forced people to move in the prediction directions of the existence of water.

During the course of the massive movement of people, livestock, and animals, many succumb to death along the way in a desperate hope of looking for water and grass. An estimated 4 million goats and sheep have been lost and approximately 3 million people critically suffering as a result of the drought, including the villagers and the nomad people.

Opportunity

While the International Community becomes aware of the situation, the level of support for the East African People has not materialized. When excruciating conditions become the law of the land, the people who are being affected experience even more hardships when the rainy season comes as weather changes so quickly and most people do not have shelters and blankets to use from the cold. More problems arise as the people now become refugees and therefore need help in repatriation to their original community. At this point, they will still need to start their lives over again. This means that they will need a small investment to buy animals. They will have to re-start schools for the affected nomadic children. East African girls and women are especially vulnerable. Learn more about how Action for East African People is prioritizing the needs of girls and women.

International Goals

AFEAP is opening project operations in three countries: Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Community Needs

To slow down the affected community needs in the short term while the community partnerships and stakeholders with similar missions and interests in the region are working together

Recovery

Increase or accelerate the time for recovery so that the affected communities will not become a refugee location.

Direct Resources

Direct resources and expertise in the affected regions needing services including specific communities needing Water, Education, Food or Economic Development such as the business of buying land or animal stock.

Resolution

Bring to the community’s attention how to resolve their particular issues while engaging the Government to bring support to the community and resolution to long-term issues.

Plans of Action

While AFAEP has a long-term mission, we realize that the people affected must be provided clear short-term plans of action in order to address their most pressing needs. We are committed to implement our short-term plans of action effectively, professionally and with compassion.

Most Pressing Needs

Take immediate action to address the most pressing need of affected people and regions including their needs for Water, Education, Shelter, Food and even Conflict Resolution. We are prepared to get our hands and feet wet in order to take action in the affected communities to meet their immediate needs and implement the action goals.

Support

Support and seek help for people who can implement solutions including those around the world as partners and stakeholders.

Share

Share specific action plans with all affected communities and regions so that they are prepared to adopt such plans in similar scenarios in the future when similar problems arise.

Plant Seeds

Plant seeds for the future so that communities become better living places. For example, include a small electro-weather monitoring system and train community members in predicting seasonal weather conditions including rain and drought.

Ongoing Assessment

Share vital information with the Government and conduct ongoing assessment of what has been accomplished for the short-term plan. Engage the Partnerships for a future long-term plan.

Revision

Provide, where necessary, revisions of plans of action in order to improve better chances of accomplishing goals and objectives and plans of action for the affected communities and in order to explore other opportunities for services.

Programs + Activities

While we understand there are very limited resources, we see there is a greater need to provide our assistance for services in the affected regions of East Africa.

Educational Attainment
  • Increase access to education by engaging the community at a younger age
  • Increase the number of young girls who are going to schools
  • Certify and help teachers to gain more training 
  • Adopt appropriate standards of education by working side by side with Government and other partnerships 
  • Increase technical training for special skills such as growing food
  • Transport books and computer materials to Africa
Economic Development
  • Micro-lending for women and economically disadvantaged people that will increase the access to market capital. Farmers will borrow small amounts to enable many to create a cycle of economic development
  • A co-op market where farmers will sell their goods and produce such goods as fruits, seeds and milk for barter trading to get what they need before the food goes bad due to lack of refrigeration
  • Bring business to the community where people have access to transportation and various goods
  • Increase the number of women that can be trained as entrepreneurs at an early age
Food Security
  • Increase available local foods to people, especially nomadic people and economically disadvantaged migrants
  • Grow more of the Good Foods
  • Increase intake by daily precooked food for the nomadic people
Medical Equipment
  • Collect donated medical equipment by rich nations such as the USA and European countries and ship to East Africa
  • Pay for the costs of transporting the medical equipment to ensure they reach their destinations where needed most
  • Increase medical supplies for urban regions especially Nomad Medical Equipment
  • Increase the number of immunization with proactive health care providers
  • Increase the professional attainment in the healthcare industry and train individuals in such industries as medical, hospital and recruit volunteers at the same time.

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