CSOS URGE FOR FASTER ACTION ON DROUGHT IN EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA


MaryAnne Musilo,

A group of humanitarian agencies and development organisations urged for urgent funding of humanitarian assistance to end the shameful hunger crisis in East and Horn of Africa.

Speaking to the Press on today in Nairobi, Kenya, humanitarian and development
organisations working in the region while urging for faster disbursement of funds from the global
community also tasked governments in the region to prioritise provision of food and nutrition,
rehabilitation of boreholes; and increased protection of women and girls against rising sexual and
gender-based violence, exploitation and abuse.

The ongoing Climate – induced humanitarian crisis in the East and of Africa is building to be a
shameful blot in human history. We are alarmed by the high levels of malnutrition affecting
young people whose plight is oftentimes forgotten,” said the statement.

There is no, the rains have failed for the last five consecutive seasons. Farmers have been unable to harvest their crops for five consecutive seasons.

Maka Kassim Jubas, is a pastoralist woman from Garissa. She decried inaction by all levels of
governance that has not provided water for her livestock.

Pastoralist communities have lost much of their livestock, including  camels, cattle, goats and sheep,” she said.

Mary Likama, from hard hit regions of Kajiado said there is no food and water. Women and girl children risk their lives walking for the whole day looking for water. 

The little food available is unaffordable by majority poor. People and livestock are dying beucase of lack of food,” she said.


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