Many parts of East Africa are experiencing the worst drought conditions of the past 60 years. More than twelve million people are severely affected, especially in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

World Renew is currently delivering $7 million in emergency aid in response to this crisis, reaching 145,000 drought-stricken people (20,500 families) in the East Africa region. The response includes food supplies and drinking water, as well as feed and care for livestock.

In Kenya, in addition to food aid and food-for-work projects such as water catchments, tree planting, and growing grass to feed livestock, a World Renew disaster risk reduction specialist is working within drought-affected communities to improve the likelihood of survival long-term. Risk reduction projects will help communities assess their resources and develop preparedness strategies that will reduce the impact of environmental conditions.