Extremely malnourished two-and-a-half-year-old boy in Natoo Village measures at the size and development of a seven-month old baby.

Extremely malnourished two-and-a-half-year-old boy in Natoo Village measures at the size and development of a seven-month old baby.

Effects of the Drought

The effects of the drought are widespread:

  • Child malnutrition has skyrocketed from 14% to over 30%, as families are unable to bring food to the table
  • Water sources—especially those in pastoralist areas (where the raising of livestock is practiced)—have been depleted and no longer meet community needs
  • 60% to 80% of livestock have died due to dehydration and starvation
     

Provide immediate food assistance and nutrition outreach to the people of Turkana.


World Relief’s Work

As the only NGO with a permanent presence in many parts of the region, World Relief has developed a network of churches, pastors and community leaders that can distribute emergency food supplies at the most grassroots level possible.

We have helped the people of Turkana previously and–with your help–we stand ready to do it again.

We began our work in the region in 2011 when drought and famine last devastated Turkana. Since then we have developed and implemented innovative programs focused on food and water security, farming techniques, savings, and health & hygiene through local church partners, experts, and community volunteers to help the people of Turkana live sustainably in their native region.