A woman from the village, Ms. Gamana (when asked her age, she said “100”) came to settle in Yahasley about 2 months ago. She used to have a herd of 1,000 goats, but it shrank to as few as 50 as a result of the ongoing drought. She still hopes to raise more goats and resume her nomadic lifestyle. It is an hour’s walk to get water from the river. “Thank you so much for coming all the way to this settlement,” Ms. Gamana told us. “I am very happy.”
|November 2nd, 2011 – A woman comes to receive relief supplies with her baby in her arms.|
|November 2nd, 2011 – Mr. Isa supports a family of 7.|
Rain has Begun to Fall, but the Situation Remains Grim
Kenya’s rainy season finally began at the end of October, with sudden downpours even blocking the streets in some areas. Bad roads have caused delays to supply distribution, but we have continued operations nonetheless. It is expected that the rainfall will lead to the regrowth of plants for livestock to eat, but substantial recovery will still take time.
AAR JAPAN’s relief operations at the refugee camps in Dadaab have been temporarily suspended due to the deterioration of security conditions near the Somali border. For the time being, operations will focus on the distribution of food and other relief supplies to those suffering from food shortages near Garissa. We deeply appreciate your continued support.
*This project has been made possible thanks to a grant from Japan Platform in addition to generous individual donations.
|November 2nd, 2011 – Nicolette KRAUSS, right, hands out cooking oil, one of the relief items.|
November 2nd, 2011 – People in the Yahasley settlement come to receive relief supplies.
They say that they have not received any aid until now.