SAS18: Crisis in Kenya



SAS18: Crisis in Kenya - Beta Charitable Trust

A report was received from our ground team currently working in Kenya where there is a major catastrophe. Heavy rains have led to extreme flooding in many parts of the country, leading to the deaths of close to 200 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands from their homes. Massive losses have been recorded inc. destruction of homes, farms, and even major infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

Many families have been forced to settle in camps and the wilderness, with neither food, water, proper shelter, bedding, nor access to medication.

Beta Charitable Trust, has been responding to this state of emergency by providing some of the worst hit communities living in Tana Delta and Kilifi, with emergency supplies. Therefore, distribution of food to over 13,600 people could not have come at a better time.

Over 1000 families have received water purification chemicals and storage buckets, and over 500 people have received treatment from our volunteers. We have also provided elderly women with bedding, and children with clothes.

The distributed food packages, as shown by the breakdown below, catered for a total 400 households, which sums to over 2400 beneficiaries.

VILLAGE PARCEL DISTRIBUTED*
Chakama 135
Lango Baya 85
Mkondoni 40
Bao Lala 40
Vinko 40
Sosobora 60
TOTAL 400

* x1 Parcel distributed p/household

Many, many thanks to our generous and hardworking team, without whose tenacity, rural areas would otherwise be inaccessible.

Also, huge thanks to our generous well wishers, without whome none of this would be possible.

If you'd like to donate to BCT's annual food parcel programme: Striving Against Starvation, please click here.

To read more about our food drive, follow this link to the project page.