Kenya's National Disaster
The lives of 2.7 million citizens are threatened by extreme hunger and thirst as Kenya’s drought has engulfed its people and their livestock. Communities living within the arid and semi-arid land have barely had the time to recover from the drought of 2014, as the “rains failed" consistently "in 2015 and 2016.” the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
The rainy season in Kenya stretches over a pitiful short few months only, barely from March-May. This time of year is crucial for all farmers and livestock herders wellbeing.
On February 10th, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the drought ‘a national disaster’. Whether declaration has come with delay or not, it is urgent that we take the measures to mitigate the loss of lives due to famine.
BCT are currently preparing to provide emergency relief aid of food and water to the worst affected areas including; Kilifi, Tana River, Wajir, Gariisa and Lamu.
Distribution of water has already begun, as we prepare to upscale our emergency response.
BCT’s programme undertakes long-term measures which includes the digging of water wells, drilling of boreholes to assist in locating water sources, farming support and environmental improvement which will be appropriated in due course.
Food distribution by the truck load
10 tonnes: $13,000 – Enough to feed at least 1000 individuals for 10 days.
15 tonnes: $19,500
20 tonnes: $26,000
During the drought of 2011, BCT supporters rallied to the aid of Kenyan citizens as they fought for life itself.
We urgently request your support once more.