DEC funds from the East Africa Crisis Appeal have enabled health workers from member agency Islamic Relief to reach 62 sites in northern Kenya treating malnutrition, pneumonia and malaria.
Member agency Merlin is using DEC funding to support the Lodwar Hospital Stabilisation Centre in North East Kenya. 18 month old Amaret has recieved treatment which stabilised him so his severe malnutrition can be treated effectively.
DEC member agency Concern Worldwide runs a targeted supplementary feeding programme which is helping restore the health of children suffering from malnutrition.
DEC member agency CARE carries out life-saving activities in the camps in Dadaab, including water and food distribution to over 400,000 refugees.
In response to the recent influx of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) have stepped up tracing activities in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya.
Through local partners DEC member agency Age UK is helping those people most affected by the drought in East Africa. By providing cash grants to buy food communities are assisted in coping with the loss of livelihood and incomes.
As part of ActionAid’s emergency programme to reach vulnerable groups affected by drought, the DEC member agency is targeting school-going children who miss their education as they help their parents in their search for food.
The work to increase access to water is critical for communities suffering through the drought in East Africa. DEC member the British Red Cross has been actively supporting water projects in Turkana, Kenya.
Concern Worldwide, a DEC member agency, is working in Nairobi, Kenya with their cash transfer system which allows people to support themselves and build their livelihood.
DEC member World Vision is working with local people in Turkana County on irrigation projects and food security.