Act Now to Prevent Famine in Kenya & Somaliland

by Health Poverty Action
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Act Now to Prevent Famine in Kenya & Somaliland
Act Now to Prevent Famine in Kenya & Somaliland
Act Now to Prevent Famine in Kenya & Somaliland
Preparing a nutrition garden in Mandera County
Preparing a nutrition garden in Mandera County

In the aftermath of the drought, Health Poverty Action has continued to work with remote communities in Kenya to build resilience to environmental crises and ensure that the most vulnerable families can secure nutritious foods.

In Mandera County, we were able to establish 10 nutrition gardens, managed by groups from the local communities. We trained the group members on how best to utilise scarce water supplies to grow food, whether establishing river bank gardens, utilising waste water from hand washing, or planting vegetables in sacks.

They grow a range of nutritious vegetables in the gardens, including fast-growing iron-rich crops such as spinach and kale, providing a source of food for their families and vulnerable community members. Surplus vegetables can be sold at local markets at a subsidised price, providing income for growers and a cheaper source of food for other local families.

Households with malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers are referred to their nearest nutrition garden by community-based reproductive health agents. This has proven to be a particularly effective way to counter malnutrition and iron deficiency in these remote communities.

Your contributions, and support from donors like you, help marginalised communities to deal with the effects of droughts and other environmental disasters, while addressing the social and economic factors that make people vulnerable.

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Health Poverty Action would like to extend a huge thank you to you for supporting our recent emergency appeal through GlobalGiving – ‘Taking Action to Prevent Famine’.

Drought does not only affect the water supply. It affects crops and livestock. The ability to earn a living and to provide for your family. It has huge implications for health, particularly for pregnant women and young children who risk starvation or contracting dangerous water-borne diseases.That is why we take a holistic approach to disaster relief. We are ensuring long term change at a grassroots level and we will continue to work with local partners on the ground to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to live healthy lives.You can see this approach in the infographic below. 

Once again, thank you. Your support has allowed us to implement programmes in remote areas of Kenya and Somaliland that are often inaccessible and overlooked. 

Thank you,

Sabrina Lloyd 

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Health Poverty Action would like to extend a huge thank you to you for supporting our recent eastern emergency appeal through GlobalGiving – ‘Taking Action to Prevent Famine’.

We've been overwhelmed by the positive response and we are delighted to send you the first update provided by our field officers in the Horn of Africa.

Drought does not only affect the water supply. It affects crops and livestock. The ability to earn a living and to provide for your family. It has huge implications for health, particularly for pregnant women and young children who risk starvation or contracting dangerous water-borne diseases. You can see this approach in the infographic below. 

That is why we take a holistic approach to disaster relief. We are ensuring long term change at a grassroots level and we will continue to work with local partners on the ground to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to live healthy lives.

Once again, thank you. Your support has allowed us to implement programmes in remote areas of Kenya and Somaliland that are often inaccessible and overlooked. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.

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