We have just received information from our ground team in Kenya regarding the dire emergency situation they are facing today.
2019 brought droughts when rains were expected and later on, floods that destroyed infrastructure and farms. Thus, it was a year of very little food production and led to the exhaustion of food reserves.
Presently, in 2020, Kenya is experiencing the worst locust infestation in 70 years.
Many parts of the country are facing widespread destruction of farms, adding injury to an already ailing country. The swarms of millions of locusts are expected to increase by at least 20 times in the next few months, multiplying their destruction further and potentially leading to severe famine.With the spreading Corona Virus Pandemic, governments are shifting their focus away from providing ongoing food security and so, many hungry communities are being deserted and are at risk of starvation.
BCT are working at the request of our ground team to provide food rations to deprived families in two counties. Our Partners have estimated the cost of providing aid during this crisis is likely to reach $106,000.
The most destitute villages will be given immediate food relief and also provided with Maize Seeds to encourage re-farming in the hope of a future sustainable solution to this food crisis.
We are so very grateful for your ongoing support. Your encouragement and assistance is always hugely appreciated!
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