The government of Kenya is estimating the number of people who are severely food insecure will be 2 million in a worsening drought.
In northern areas, where for years Oxfam has worked with communities to help build their resilience to dry spells, we are helping communities repair their wells to ensure families can survive this unusually severe emergency. Oxfam has rehabilitated wells in Wajir and Turkana counties that are now providing clean water to 284,631 people. Oxfam has reached more than 500,000 people with cash assistance, clean water through repaired water points, and information on good hygiene through radio programs and community mobilizers. We will also provide families with items like jerry cans and buckets so they can store water safely, as well as chlorine to treat water and soap for good hygiene.
We need to scale up those efforts, and we urgently need your support to help save lives.