Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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Whilst health care in the UK is often taken for granted, there are other parts of the world where it is a luxury that many cannot afford. In Oyugis, Kenya, the poor rural community are one such people. Due a combination of geographical location and cost, people here have very limited or no access to health services.
Last year WER teamed up with Matata foundation Netherlands to try to avert this problem.
WER is working closely with Hope Community Centre orphanage near Naivasha to feed and care for 40 children who have been orphaned in the recent violence in Kenya.
Lucy Gacheru, Director of Hope Community Centre in North Kinangop near Naivasha, has identified at least 40 children from the nearby town of Nakuru who have been orphaned in the ongoing violence in Kenya and who are without family members to care for them.
More than 600,000 people in 17 countries across Africa have been left homeless and in desperate need of urgent humanitarian assistance by what international aid workers are recognising as 'the worst floods in a decade'.
1.5 million people have been affected and 250 people killed by the floods which have wreaked havoc across Africa, from Morocco and across West and East Africa to Ethiopia.
WER is rushing food and medical supplies to local partner agencies in East Africa as the region remains gripped by the worst drought in a decade.
WER is providing urgently needed aid to northern Uganda as the current East Africa food crisis continues to drive up prices in Ugandan markets.
WER is partnering with other UK Christian Charities to launch an appeal to raise funds for disaster victims of the Asian Tsunami. The appeal entitled 'A Christian Response' is a co-ordinated effort to ensure that aid is delivered effectively to those in need.