Kenya

CHF begins emergency assistance for displaced Kenyans

Following the December 2007 Kenyan presidential election, more than 250,000 have been displaced internally and thousands more have fled the country. The health and humanitarian situation is continually worsening as displaced Kenyans struggle to obtain food, safe drinking water, and adqueate shelter.

CHF International deployed an emergency team to Eldoret - one of the areas most affected by the violence - to assess the most pressing needs of displaced families in the area. In Soy, a small community outside of Eldoret, CHF is working with the Soy AIDS Resource Center, a local NGO that we are partnered with via our Local Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS-Grants Management (L-PATH) program, to assist more than 300 displaced families, regardless of ethnicity. Initial assistance for families in Soy will provide an emergency clean water system and latrines for the community and transitional shelters for individual families.

At the same time, CHF will be looking for other pockets of displaced people that have not yet received assistance or for whom we can fill gaps in services. Our response to natural and humanitarian disasters is to identify programs that can have a long-term impact and provide people with the skills and tools to build back with dignity.

To support CHF International's humanitarian response efforts, please donate online or by phone at 1-866-7792-CHF.