More than 4 Million Kenyans Face Starvation Due to Drought

Image courtesy of World Concern.

More than four million people in Kenya now face starvation due to drought. That’s a drastic rise from 3.5 million at the end of May. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia face the worst drought conditions in 40 years.

Raphael Leshore works with World Concern in Samburu, Kenya. “Right now, we are very affected by the drought that has gone for a very long time, around eight years,” he says.

Listen to the full conversation on World Concern’s podcast, “The End of the Road.”

Drought heightens desperation

Six counties in Kenya, including Samburu, are in “emergency” status, meaning they’re one step short of famine. “Samburu has never gone to this extent of drought, almost two years without rain,” Leshore says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for abundant rain in Kenya’s drought-affected areas.
  • Pray Kenyans will find comfort in the Lord’s mercy and love despite increasingly difficult circumstances.

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