Today, the United Nations declared famine in parts of the Horn of Africa — resulting from the past few years of unpredictable weather and extreme drought. There hasn’t been an official famine since 1984-85.
They often are nomadic, traveling from place to place as the landscape changes, in search of food and water. This part of Kenya experiences a minor drought each year, as part of the weather’s natural course. But recent droughts have become more and more severe and, this year, it is especially deadly.
Last month, FH requested more money from the government to meet today’s critical needs during this dire emergency. Please pray for God’s favor on this request which was submitted to USAID on June 24.
To help sustain human life during this crisis, FH and its partner organizations work to sustain the livestock by providing vaccines, deworming medicine and food for the animals.
To keep them hydrated, supplies are provided to construct bore holes, dams and animal troughs.
FH and its partner organizations plan to help more than one million people through this program, providing both food and income for families dependent on the cycles of rain — yet struggling to survive in a climate that is growing less and less predictable.
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