Kenya faces enormous challenges. While absolute poverty declined to 46.1% in 2006, it is still higher than in Tanzania and Uganda. Climate change and population growth has also increased Kenya’s vulnerability to drought with the country experiencing frequent emergencies.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
Now over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in Kenya is quite dire with April seeing a positivity rate of infections across the country over 17 percent. In addition, the strict lockdown and curfew rules to slow the spread of the virus have created massive food insecurity and threatened the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families.
World Renew’s team in Kenya continues partnering with our International Disaster Response team and Growing Hope Globally to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 by communicating critical risks, countering misinformation, reducing infections among close contacts and health care workers, preventing transmission amplification events and educating communities regarding physical distancing. In total our efforts have provided emergency food relief for 5,970 people, over 12,000 masks and 852 liters of disinfectant.
The need to combat COVID-19 in Kenya right now is critical, your gift today goes towards sanitation, critical food needs, and resilience as families navigate lockdown.