Kenya Drought

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Kenya Drought

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

LOCAL PARTNERS

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


THE URGENT NEED

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.


WHAT YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT CAN HELP FUND

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.

MORE ABOUT KENYA

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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