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Alex Ali (48) with his wife Salo and children Kame and Elema. Alex has lost all but one of his 300 goats to the drought and unbearable conditions of his village in North Horr. His child Kame is also malnourished and they are struggling to find food.

Families in Kenya need your help

One of the most important principles of pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya, is the act of sharing.

But right now, after three successive years of drought, there is nothing left to share. There is no pasture, very little water and any water that is available is contaminated.  Thousands of animals, people’s main source of food and income have died from thirst and hunger.

2.6 million people are now at risk of hunger.

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Alex’s Story

Before the drought Alex, pictured above, had 300 goats and three donkeys. Today only one goat and one donkey remain alive. Alex has nothing left to sell at market and the loss of his goats also means there’s no nutritious milk for his family. The daily struggle to find food is relentless, and his four-year-old daughter, Kame is now malnourished.

“The first thing my child says to me in the morning is, ‘Father, give me food,’ but I have nothing left to give her. My heart sinks each time.”

The effect on Alex’s livelihood and young family has been devastating:

Will you help us reach more families like Alex’s?

We’ve been working to reach as many families as possible in some of the remotest areas. However without assistance more poor households will continue to suffer between July and September.

A gift from you today could help to provide a lifesaving Drought Survival Package to a family like Alex’s, including:

  • a supply of water purification tablets,
  • special therapeutic food for malnourished children,
  • cash transfers/vouchers to allow families to buy basic food like rice and beans.

In a tradition that we have in common with communities of Northern Kenya, please share what you can today to help Concern deliver the Drought Survival Packages that could help families survive until the rains come.

£20.00
could help towards providing a lifesaving Drought Survival Package to a family like Alex’s for one week
£50.00
could help provide a lifesaving Drought Survival Package to a family like Alex’s for one week
£75.00
could help provide a lifesaving Drought Survival Package to a family like Alex’s for two weeks