Drought, hunger ravage: Kenya
Food Relief to our Rural Brethren
Following is a part of the news which appeared in the Standard Digital October 2016 newswire:
Five counties in the Coast region of Kenya are staring at starvation as the country faces another cycle of famine-related deaths.
Our Centres located in Kilifi, Kwale, Samburu counties have received minimal or no rains at all in the past four months.
The situation is threatening 1.3 million lives in Kenya, according to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). Kilifi has been identified as having the severest vegetation deficit. Kinango in Kwale and Lamu West sub-counties are also in the severe vegetation deficit.
“One county (Kilifi) is in the alarm drought phase, while all others are in alert or normal, with a generally worsening trend,” the authority says in its October national drought early warning bulletin. Parts of Garissa, Lamu, Makueni, Kajiado, Narok, Marsabit, Isiolo and Samburu counties have also been hit by significant shortages of pasture and water, leading to deaths of livestock in some areas.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000220246/drought-hunger-ravage-five-coast-counties
The Mission reciprocated to the news of severe famine and drought in eastern and coastal regions, the semi-arid regions of Kenya.
We contributed Kaffara; Fidya which was distributed in 6 x 2kg packets of maize flour to each of the families of all 15 BMMK Centres.
This distribution was done in the month of October; beneficiaries received wholeheartedly the food parcels but explained the severity of the conditions they still faced.
Families with young ones with no source of income send their children in search of jobs pursuing child labor and stating this being the way out of starvation.
Severe starvation and persistent hunger is on the increase as there has been no harvest for 4 consecutive seasons now.
InshaAllah the Mission wishes to conduct another distribution of food parcels to our rural brethren and their affected families and hereby requests for your contribution towards this cause.
LET’S SAVE HUMANITY
Below are some of the children whose eyes seek hope for a better tomorrow.
Contents for food Parcels:
1Bag x 10Kgs of Maize flour
Cost per bag:
Total numbers of families at our Centres are 4320
Your contribution will highly be appreciated.
BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF KENYA
P.O BOX 82508 – 80100
PHONE: +254 412229641
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