CWS/ACT Appeal: Kenya Drought

Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

(In support of ACT Appeal AFKE01 for $1,446,800)

CWS Target: $100,000


Feb. 3, 2000

SITUATION: A severe drought in Kenya has caused famine throughout the country. The most seriously affected area is the Turkana district in northwestern Kenya. Thousands are facing starvation and are in desperate need of food.

RESPONSE: The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) and the Lutheran World Federation have accepted the role of providing support for general food distribution in locations where the two agencies work.

Most of the food is being supplied by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Kenya. In addition, Christian Community Services of Mt. Kenya, one of the development sections of the Anglican Church of Kenya, has offered to provide relief food to the most vulnerable group of people comprising 8,700 beneficiaries for a period of three months.

The Action by Churches (ACT) International network is seeking $1,446,800 for an appeal supporting these efforts.

CWS SUPPORT: CWS is supporting this appeal and is seeking $100,000 in denominational and public support. Denominations can support the appeal either directly to ACT or by sending contributions to CWS/ERO in New York (CWS/ACT Appeal, Kenya Drought, #976309). CWS will channel funds to ACT. Those wanting more information on this ACT response, should contact the CWS Emergency Response Office. Or visit the ACT Web Site at:

Call the CWS HOTLINE for updates: (800) 297-1516, ext. 111.

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