Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response
This project provides food and emergency relief for 5,000 people, including 1,500 with disabilities, suffering the effects of drought and famine in Baringo County, Kenya. Outreach clinics and “food in schools” programmes will reach poor and vulnerable persons, including children, living in remote areas.
The New Zealand Government, through the NZ Aid Programme, will match every dollar donated to this project, effectively doubling the impact of your gift.
In 2017 Baringo County received between 50 to 75% of its normal rainfall. Traditional waterholes and rivers have dried up as drought has reached crisis levels. Collection of water for domestic use, a task commonly performed by women and children, is increasingly difficult and dangerous. Alternative clean water sources can be a 10 kilometre walk each way and armed bandits are a common threat. Water contamination from domestic animals using unprotected water points is quickly spreading waterborne diseases. Acute starvation and malnutrition is growing rapidly.
Hospitals and medical centres are too far away for the poorest people seeking treatment. The cost of transportation is unaffordable with more than 50% of people from Baringo living be-low the poverty line. Vulnerable people with disabilities, children and the elderly urgently require assistance to access health care.
HOW WE ARE HELPING
- Food and clean water.
- Access to health care including outreach clinics targeting hard-to-reach areas.
- Restoring and protecting water points.
YOU CAN SAVE AND RESTORES LIVES AT RISK FROM DROUGHT