MHI just received the following information from a friend. If you would like to make a donation through our friend, you can use the donation page of this website, indicating it is for relief. Or you can donate through the websites of the following organizations that are working in North Eastern Kenya and in Somalia: Red Cross, World Food Program, World Vision and Mercy Corps.–Editors
Today, I spoke to my family about the famine that is currently raging in Eastern Africa: Somalia is hard hit, as well as Ethiopia and Kenya. The situation is devastating. Drought compounded with high food prices, armed conflict, and abject poverty have left many without food and water. The government of Kenya and international humanitarian agencies are trying to help in areas that are particularly hard hit. Unfortunately, many people are not receiving the help they need and are ultimately succumbing to death.
Photos of food distribution courtesy of the author of this appeal for contributions through MHI.
I am writing to alert you about this situation and to ask for your help. I do not know how much we can do, but I know that I want to save lives–even if it means only having the ability to save one or two.
In addition to its own people, Kenya is experiencing a high influx of refugees from Somalia. My family is working with a church to provide food to people who are starving. If you are able to help, I would ask that you please do. You can provide assistance through charitable organizations working in the region, or through my family. Your support is deeply appreciated.