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Transforming lives – Emergency Response for Turkana South

The NCCK has this week distributed 12,750kgs of maize, 3,825kgs of beans, 850kgs of sugar and 850ltrs of cooking oil to 425 drought-affected families in Loperot, Kangakipur, and Nakalei Sub-Locations in Kalapata Ward, Turkana South. This has been done in partnership with the Mennonite Central Committee.

“We have had very many people come to assist us, and this is the first time we have seen families receive this much food. I am happy my people will not hunger”, Philip Elimlim, Chief, Katapala Location, during the opening ceremony for the distribution exercise.

Turkana county is currently experiencing severe drought as most parts of the county did not experience any significant rainfall in July with dry and hot weather conditions dominating across all livelihood zones.

“We are grateful for your generosity and may God continue blessing your work” Mike, project participant in Nakalei Sub-location, Kalapata Ward, Turkana South.

The distribution exercise, which begun on Tuesday 6th September 2022, was the first of three cycles. The NCCK will distribute the second and third cycles in the month of October and November respectively, with each cycle reaching over 400 households.

The NCCK is in consultation with the Mennonite Central Committee on introduction of a cash transfer phase as further relief for the vulnerable families.

The NCCK County Coordinating Committee (CCCs), led by the Chairman Moderator Samson Akoru, together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) officials and the area chief were also present during the distribution. The NCCK CCCs worked with the NDMA and the chiefs in the identification of the households.

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