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18/03/2017 - Kenyan Drought worsens 2017

On 10 February the Government declared a national drought emergency, with 23 of 47 counties affected. The number of food insecure people more than doubled – from 1.3 million to 2.7 million. Some 357,285 children and pregnant and lactating mothers are acutely malnourished. All the  nutritional data indicates the  over 20% of children and 14%  of mothers are malnourished. See ..Drought to intensify in Kenya in 2017, new early warning system showshttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-drought-idUSKBN1421WH

ICROSS has over 38 years experience in drought management and famine relief integrating the latest  prevention and  sanitation approaches with decades of practical experience on the ground. We need your support and help to aleviate the suffering and pointless infant  illness and  mortality. Reliefweb summarises the scale of the immediate priorities http://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/horn-africa-call-action-february-2017 and our own   field teams in our projects are seeing a rapidly deteriorating crisis across all our health programmes.  The International Director Dr Michael Meegan warned that ..."without  very significant and urgent support, thousands will be effected in all our areas of operation. Unless the rains come soon, we will be faced with dehydration and water borne disease on a scale comparable to  1983-1985 throughout all the Pastoralist Arid areas. Together with our partners overseas and abroad we will do all we can in unison with the Ministry of health to help as many as we can with the limited resources that exist". All International agencies from the World food Programme and UNICEF have warned that they lack the International  response to act in time unless the Global community intervenes at once.

Together with local communities and our network of  helpers and volunteers, we will work together with your help in fighting drought and infectious disease, malnutrition and hunger.  Please help us by donating anything you can.

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