International Assistance in Kenya
Why We Are On Site
Kenya is repeatedly affected by disasters such as droughts, swarms of locusts and recurring floods. Especially the rural population and the nomads suffer from the consequences of these natural disasters. Food scarcity is only one of the many problems the population has to deal with. The availability of drinking water and sanitary facilities is often insufficient and many people have no access to basic health care. In addition to climatic extremes, the country faces a high number of refugees from South Sudan, Somalia and other African countries. Most of these people live in refugee camps, often under precarious conditions.
What We Achieve Together with our Partner Organisations
Johanniter International Assistance in Kenya began its work during the drought catastrophe of 2011. In the Turkana region in the northwest of the country, we initially supported nomadic communities by providing immediate humanitarian aid. Since then, we have expanded our aid together with partner organisations and support affected communities in developing sustainable and climate-adapted agriculture, diversified income opportunities, and securing water supplies. In the refugee camp Kakuma and in Kalobeyei, we have been supporting the provision of basic health services for refugees and local people for several years. In the Mandera region, partner organisations are implementing emergency relief measures after a further drought in 2019, followed by flooding and finally a plague of locusts. By distributing food vouchers, we relieve the distress of numerous impacted people.