Kenya - Emergency aid for the starving
The humanitarian situation at the Horn of Africa is deteriorating day by day. 12 million people are affected by the impact of the drought and are in need of humanitarian aid.
Three years with hardly any rain have caused a severe drought resulting in a lack of water and the death of cattle. In the most affected countries Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti drinking water, food and medical aid is lacking. The situation in Somallia and Kenya is particularly dramatic: Drought, hunger and political instability have forced hundreds of thousands of Somalis to seek refuge in neighbouring Kenya.
Help supports rural communities in Kenya
Help supports rural communities in the provinces Rift Valley, Central and Eastern in Kenya. In cooperation with its local partner KUMEA Help distributes urgently needed food parcels containing beans, wheat and oil for 12,000 families. In a second step projects in livelihood support will be implemented in these communities. This will involve projects in the agricultural sector like goat breeding and bee keeping.
Mobile filters for clean water
Help also introduces mobile water filters, the so-called PAULs (Portable Unit for Life Saving) that were developed by the German University of Kassel. They can clean 1,200 l of water each per day, providing enough drinking water for 200 persons. Help has so far brought 20 PAULs to Kenya with the support of its Partner, the German Lions Foundation and action medeor.