Families Affected by Drought Given Food by Salvation Army in Kenya
Report from International Emergency Services
IN the district of Makueni, east Kenya, the rains failed in October, November and December 2010. The resultant drought and crop failures have left 2.6 million people in need of food aid.
Following consultation with the Government Agriculture Office, The Salvation Army was asked to provide food to 388 families in an area that the government was struggling to assist. A Salvation Army team distributed a two-week ration of maize, beans and cooking oil to relieve distress at this difficult time.
The most appropriate beneficiaries were chosen after discussions with community leaders and staff from local non-governmental organisations.
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