An immediate and extended response to the current drought and food crisis in East Africa is essential for limiting the vulnerability of millions looking for enough food to survive, said Bruce Campbell-Janz, director of MCC's Africa Department.
Zemedkun Baykeda, MCC food security advisor from Ethiopia, has witnessed starvation and drought in Boricha, Ethiopia, in 2006, and now his extended family is living in the midst of the food emergency in eastern Ethiopia.
Priscila Santana, of Brazil, describes her cross-cultural experience of working with girls at a home for students in Mozambique. She is a participant in Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network! (YAMEN!), a joint program of MCC and MWC.