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World Vision reaches out to a half million people in Kenya’s drought.

By April 13, 2006

Kenya (MNN)–The rainy season is supposed to have started in East Africa. But it’s a small comfort too late after the failure of consecutive rainy seasons.

The resulting drought has left pastoralist communities in northern Kenya, Somalia and southern Ethiopia in dire straits.

The drought crisis there puts three and a half million people in urgent need of food throughout the country. World Vision’s relief team in Kenya is gearing up to distribute food to people in seven districts.

The emergency project will run for six months, distributing 26 metric tons of food, in partnership with the World Food Program.

Another part of the response also includes projects tailored towards the development of water sources and food security.

Last month, teams distributed nearly three metric tons of food aid. The districts covered by this emergency project include Maragua, Moyale, Taita, Turkana, Baringo, Makueni, Kilifi and Taveta.

As the World Vision team meets these physical needs, they often find open doors to represent Jesus Christ with those they aid.

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