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Muslim scholars teach one purpose of the month of Ramadan is to share the experience of hunger that the poor suffer and to empathize with them. Today in the Horn of Africa more than 10 million Muslims stand in dire need of food and water, due to a disastrous combination of drought, escalating food prices and war.

As citizens of the richest nation in the world, we eat heartily at sahoor and iftar. Fasting for us is an exercise in patience. Refugees in the desert lands of Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya have no sahoor nor iftar: fasting is a way of life.

  • Two million children under age five in drought areas of the Horn of Africa
  • One-in-eight Somali children dies before reaching five
  • Half the population survives on less than $1 a day
  • Over two-thirds of the Somali population has no access to potable (clean) water

ArcSociety is working directly with the government of Udubland, one of the hardest hit areas in Somalia, to provide relief to those in desperate need.


  • Your $1.00 provides 30 food powder supplements for infants
  • Your $80.00 donation can provide 1,000 packets of Oral Rehydration Salts to help children combat dehydration.
  • Your $500.00 donation installs two wells to provide pure fresh water for thirsty refugees

As an indication of their confidence in ARCSociety’s track record of providing humanitarian assistance, the President of the Somali State Udubland has written a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), stating his government “will work closely with ARCSociety and its partner agencies to ensure humanitarian aid is delivered urgently and efficiently to those in need.”

A Message from the President of Udubland You can read it here

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