Kenya Army soldiers based in Garissa County Sunday conducted a Humanitarian Civic Action where they distributed over 30,000 litres of fresh water to over 2,000 residents of Modogashe, Jilango, Hagar Jarer and Dalaheley.
The water distribution exercise aims to assist the residents in coping with the current drought experienced in the region.
Garissa, located in Northern Kenya, is one of the 23 Arid and Semi-Arid counties that have been hardly hit by the drought crisis, which has left more than 4 million people in need of emergency relief.
The number of people in need of help rose from 3.5 million in May to 4.1 million in June 2022. The number of people needing assistance has increased from 3.5 million in May to 4.1 million in June 2022.
The drought results from the poor performance of the short 2021 rainy season combined with the previous two failed consecutive seasons and the early termination of the long 2022 rainy season.
The assistance forms part of the KDF's secondary mission of assisting and cooperating with other authorities in emergency or disaster situations.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.