In response to food crisis and population movements, the MDM enter the three countries most affected by this crisis: Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. The groups of MDM conduct health programs for the protection of local populations affected by drought.
> In eastern Kenya, the region of Dadaab, composed of people who depend mainly on farming and agriculture is greatly affected by drought. The influx of refugees and the increasing demands on health issues have caused "cracks" in offering medical assistance. Given the situation, the MDM start a program in cooperation with the Association WAHA (Women and Health Alliance-Coalition on Women and Health), giving greater light on women and children under 5 years, which is the portion population affected the most by the crisis.
This association supports the hospital in the region Dadaab: Provides medical rehabilitation, provision of medicines and medical supplies, training of medical personnel, etc. The groups of MDM also supports 10 health centers in the region: Provide medical rehabilitation, provision of medicines and medical supplies, training of medical personnel and those responsible for the health of the community on maternity and infant issues, and for finding food.
> In Ethiopia, MDM medical teams are working in two refugee camps in Dolo Ado, the border with Somalia to assess the medical needs and begin medical and dietary measures to protect Somali refugees and vulnerable local populations. Located on the outskirts of rural isolated villages Bokolmayo and Makaldida, these two camps are already composed of more than 70,000 people nevertheless the arrival of new refugees is continued.
As any health structure was not functional so far out of the camps, the MDM supports health centers in rural areas and Malkadida Bokolmayo through provision of medicines and medical equipment.
>In Somalia, a health program launched in Bossaso, in Puntland, to protect women and children. The action of MDM is applied in five health centers on "Mothers and Children" already existed, in cooperation with the authorities and local organizations. These organizations ensure the provision of essential drugs, vaccines and equipment, staff training and the transfer of responsibilities to local structures. Approximately 10,000 pregnant women and 40,000 children under 5 years, have moved and are living in camps in the heart of the city, benefiting from activities that have been developed locally.