As part of its Outreach & Engagement programme, TEAS helped to raise substantial funds for African Development Trust (ADT) to provide rice, cooking oil, flour, clean water and medical supplies for victims of the Somali famine. ADT is a British organisation that distributes food and medical supplies, and constructs water treatment plants in Africa. The funds raised by TEAS assisted over 82,000 people.
As prolonged drought and famine continues to ravage Somalia, over 29,000 children below the age of five years died of hunger in the country between September and November 2011.
Abdulrahman Al-Sheikh, Director, ADT, explained how the money would be used: "The major problem in Somalia is drought, which has caused the crops to fail. The money will be used to construct wells to facilitate the sourcing of drinking water; supply food; and provide mobile medial equipment."
Yasmin Mohamed, Project Manager, ADT, continued: "In Somalia, a third of the children are affected by malnutrition. ADT is deliberately focusing on those areas in which aid has not previously been distributed."
The United Nations (UN) has already declared five areas in Somalia to be famine zones, being attributable to the worst drought in the region in over 60 years. According to the UN, 640,000 children are acutely malnourished in Somalia, whilst 3.2m people require medical assistance.
About African Development Trust:
African Development Trust (ADT) is a British organisation founded in 2004 by a few development-oriented individuals of African background and dedicated for African development. ADT is legally registered at British Charity commission with registration number: 1122911 and company registration number: 05841438.
ADT Food Distribution Project
TEAS helped to raise funds for the ADT Food Distribution Project. The project provided rice, flour and cooking oil to 1,500 Somali refugees.
ADT Free Medical Teams Project
TEAS helped to raise funds for the ADT Free Medical Teams Project, which provided medical drug items for the Free Mobile Clinic. These include: antibiotics; analgesics/antipyretics; anti-cough and histaminics; anti-parasitics; anti-diarrhoeals; anti-gastrics; vitamins; minerals; dermatological drugs; anti-emetics; and anti-malarials.