Kenya Drought

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Kenya Drought


Please act now to help vulnerable families in Kenya, especially those with disabilities, who are facing extreme water shortages and life-threatening starvation.


  • Kenya Red Cross (KRCS)
  • AIC Health Ministries and Dioceses of Meru
  • County Governments of Meru and Tharaka Nithi


Right now in Kenya, 3.5 million people face starvation and extreme water shortages. Half of them are children. Experts predict that the problem is set to double if action is not taken immediately.

Yet the international community is not paying attention. Why is Kenya being overlooked? In a word… war. The daily scenes of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have dominated news headlines for months and the world has not yet woken up to what is going on in Kenya. Yet the situation is dire. And if nothing changes, millions face disaster. We must act now.

God calls us to help “the least of our brothers and sisters” (Matthew 25:40). And right now, that means the people of Kenya. Especially those with a disability.

The world may be looking the other way, but we cannot. We must respond right now.

Every day counts. And every gift counts. Please will you rush your urgent gift to us today. It WILL save lives.

cbm-funded partners are ready to provide urgent humanitarian relief to the most vulnerable children and families, especially those with disabilities. But as the scale of the crisis grows, your help is urgently needed to reach more children and adults facing life-threatening starvation.

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16

This is a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis. People are in desperate need of urgent support from generous people like you.

Please respond to this growing humanitarian crisis by sending your generous gift to help vulnerable people today. Thank you.


Your generous gift today will help provide much needed food, water and other basic items to individuals and households (including family members with disabilities), who are most at risk in Meru County, Kenya.

Your gift will also help households of people with disabilities to get urgent access to medical supplies and mobility aids they need to survive this crisis.


Kenya has a population of 53.7 million people who are facing one of the most severe droughts they have ever had to endure. The drought has been driven by three consecutive failed rainy seasons since 2020, and this dire situation is forcing families to take desperate measure to survive. There has been an increase of epidemic diseases for both human and livestock, and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in enhanced vulnerability of the already struggling population.

High levels of food insecurity are being reported with people going without adequate food for days and on the brink of starvation. The lack of fresh produce and protein in meals (as they rely on grains for long shelf life) are negatively affecting their nutrition levels. Increasing prices further limit the diversity of diet, and the lack of rain continues to impact harvests.

Health facilities are limited, under resourced and geographically distanced. And access to these vital health services is even further restricted for people with disabilities, the elderly and pregnant women, due to limited, expensive and potentially inaccessible transportation.

Farming, agriculture and livestock were previously key to providing sustainable food sources but are no longer tenable due to a worsening cycle of flood and drought. Poor farming techniques and deforestation have also negatively impacted viability.

Please will you respond to this growing humanitarian crisis by sending your generous gift to help people facing life-threatening starvation today. Thank you.

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Please help people with disabilities, like Julius, caught up in an evolving drought crisis in Kenya, gain access to food, water and essential supplies.

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” - Hebrews 13:16

Right now in Kenya, the worst drought in decades is pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation. When you hear this, you know two things instinctively.

ONE… we are living in increasingly challenging and uncertain times.

TWO… but God is still in control! And through His word, He calls us to act to help those most at risk.

We know that you care. You’ve shown that so well before. And put simply, today your kindness and generosity can help protect the life of someone with a disability trapped in the evolving drought crisis in Kenya.

Please will you prayerfully consider sending an urgent gift to help people with disabilities gain access to emergency food, clean water, medical supplies and mobility aids like crutches and wheelchairs.

Why is Kenya in crisis now? Three key reasons…

Drought has been affecting Kenya for the last 8 years. Another failed rainy season in early 2022 caused this year’s harvest to fail too. Food prices are spiralling, livestock are dying, and people are dying too.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the Kenyan economy, resulting in job losses and supply-chain breakdown.

The war in Ukraine has also made food shortages worse, and distracted the attention of the international aid community.

The scale of this unfolding tragedy is almost too big to fathom with millions of people on the brink of starvation.

This seems daunting, but all that really matters is the power of one gift right now to help one person, to protect one life.

Here’s the difference your urgent gift can make…

  • You can help a vulnerable person with a disability get urgent access to food and water supplies.
  • You can help a family affected by disability get access to medicine and other medical supplies.
  • You can help provide access to essential mobility aids like crutches or a wheelchair for someone who won’t be able to reach food and water queues without them.

In this evolving food crisis, every day counts… so please will you prayerfully consider sending your gift today.

No matter how much you give, or how you give it, your gift helps and we thank you. Please act right now, to help children and adults on the brink of starvation.

We truly believe that God calls first on those of us He knows have both the compassion and the ability to act in time to help His children. You and I cannot end a drought, but together we can help protect the lives of the most vulnerable people caught up in it.

We pray you hear His call today to help vulnerable people with disabilities, like Julius, caught up in the Kenya drought crisis, gain access to food, water and mobility aids. Thank you for being willing to help in times of great crisis! May God bless you.

Read the Crisis Bulletin from Kenya