Kenya Drought Appeal 2006

The current drought that has affected a huge chunk of Kenya has severely disrupted the social fabric causing untold havoc and mayhem on an unprecedented scale. Millions of people are at risk of starvation and the number of casualties is rising each day.

This drought is the worst in the region for 20 years and has caused water supplies to dry up, crops to fail & livestock to die. People are in desperate need of food and water.
We empathise profoundly with the plight of the people of Kenya. Up and down in this country, people have offered prayers in various places of worship for the victims of this on-going humanitarian crisis.

Sanjay Jagatia (Public Relations Officer for Sewa International UK) said that “we have responded to the international call for aid and have launched an urgent appeal for donations to help the victims of this humanitarian crisis. Sewa International UK along with our partner organisations are working in the drought-affected areas providing food, shelter and medical assistance to ALL sections of the community. We have carefully selected Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who are working relentlessly giving effective relief to the victims. These NGOs – (Hindu Council of Kenya and Bharatiya Swayamsevak Sangh Kenya) are held in high esteem for their effective Disaster Management, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Audit Trail of the funds sent to them in Kenya. Their hugely successful rehabilitation campaigns following various similar humanitarian crisis in Africa have earned them the highest respect and admiration from people all over the World.

The death and destruction of this tragedy is no longer carried as headline stories in the Newspapers, Television and Radio – but the people of Kenya will still need our help in 3, 6, 9 and 12 months time”.

The Government of Kenya has declared the following areas as severely affected by the drought: Machakos, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Garissa, Kajiado, Mwingi, Kitui, Makueni, Isiolo, Kwale, Turkanaljara, and Tana River”.

Mr Jagatia continued that “our partner organisations have been working to ensure that food reaches areas where it is most needed, helping with transportation to remote affected communities. We have also set up food and water distribution points where people can receive maize, beans, flour, fresh water and cooking oil. Children are the worst affected by the drought and as part of our “FOOD FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMME”, our aid workers have been also distributing ‘Unimex’ – a special nutritious, fortified food recommended by the World Food Programme to children in over 700 schools and health centres.

Once again Sewa International is making an appeal to the warm hearted people of the UK to join hands and help us relieve the pain and suffering of the unfortunate victims in Kenya. We are encouraging Schools, Places of Worship, Businesses and Community & Voluntary Organisations to do fund raising events to raise as much funds as we can for this appeal. Wherever you volunteer, or whatever you volunteer for – you will be making a real difference to the lives of these unfortunate people in Kenya”.

Remember, Sewa International UK is renowned for its very minimum overheads; hence more funds that are actually donated will reach the victims.

Sewa International makes an appeal to you to help those affected by this Humanitarian crisis.

Sewa International works on the Vedic principle of: “Vasudhaika Kutumbakam” – meaning “the Whole World is One Family”

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