Kenya – Active Emergency Zone

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Kenya fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Kenya refugees in other countries.

ACTIVE EMERGENCY IN KENYA

At least 100 people have died as a result of severe flooding in Kenya over the past several weeks, and the condition is expected to worsen. More than 200,000 people have already been displaced, and many families’ sources of livelihood have been completely destroyed. Much of the area has lost electricity, and many water sources have become contaminated. Our brothers and sisters need our help.

Islamic Relief local offices have already mobilized, but they need support: We all have to work together. Urgent needs on the ground are food, water, shelter, mosquito netting, and mobile health assistance. When the floods eventually subside, communities will need help rebuilding. Today, they need emergency aid.

Please, send aid for our brothers and sisters in need in East Africa.

Learn about IRUSA’s climate crisis aid work for Kenya and other countries throughout eastern Africa

Background

Extended periods of drought have plagued Kenya for years. Climate strongly affects the country’s food supply and economy, which can fluctuate frequently depending on the rain and security situations in the region. Food security in Kenya has deteriorated in recent years, due to below-normal harvests that followed a combination of poor rains and flooding. An estimated 1.3 million people are acutely food insecure in Kenya—more than twice as many as were in need in 2016.

Food insecurity is high levels of malnutrition. Kenyan children, mothers and elderly are particularly susceptible to hunger-related illnesses and death.

Islamic Relief has been working in Kenya since 1993, and the Islamic Relief Kenya office was registered more than a decade later. Kenya was one of several African countries supported by IR’s Africa Food Crisis campaign.

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