EU Gives Kenya Sh570m for Famine Relief

The European Union has given Sh570 million to Kenya towards reducing effects of famine in drought-prone areas.

The EU also pledged to raise an additional Sh650 million later in the year in a programme that targets 23 arid and semi-arid counties.

European Union

European Union

The funds, dubbed Drought Contingency Fund, will be used in drilling bore holes, making animal fodder for storage, provision of veterinary medicine for livestock and supply of relief food.

“The emergency fund plans to shore up communities against incidents of reduced rain and prevent drought from turning to famine,” said Erik Habers, EU’s head of development in Kenya.

The National Drought Management Authority is mandated with carrying out the drought crisis preparedness programme.

– Business Daily