Help keep a family in Kibera housed and protected this Christmas
Families living in informal settlements in Nairobi are facing a number of serious threats - not only from coronavirus but also from worsening poverty and hunger.
Many families living in the city's informal settlements, also known as slums, like Kibera, were already living with poor hygiene and sanitation, as well as facing extreme hunger. Now the pandemic not only brings a fear of the virus, but lockdown measures and the economic impact have left many with no way to feed their children.
Concern is providing emergency therapeutic food to treat malnutrition, as well as providing families with cash transfers that allow them to pay for the vital items they need, including rent, electricity and soap to keep coronavirus at bay.
Please give a gift this Christmas that will help to keep a family living in Kibera safe.
“I am going through a lot of problems here with my baby. [Assistance from Concern] has been a great help. The food will be a great support for some time now. My baby is very happy.”
How Concern is responding
60 per cent of Nairobi’s population live in informal settlements like Kibera. Many inhabitants already face major health challenges. Standards of sanitation and hygiene are poor and it can be incredibly difficult to access essentials like clean water, electricity and healthcare.
Concern has responded to the growing threats by providing:
- Vital emergency nutrition to treat malnourished children.
- Cash transfers so families in Kibera can purchase essentials including soap to prevent the spread of coronavirus.