Kuwaiti aid to be distributed in drought-stricken Kenyan villages

By Hamid Al-Ameeri
NAIROBI, March 16 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti joint relief committee is to distribute aid on Friday to Kenyan villages suffering from drought close to the Somalian border, said committee supervisor Bader Al-Shamroukh.

Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday upon the arrival of the committee delegation, he said aid included rice, wheat, oil and sugar and would be distributed in more than 30 villages stretching over 900 km.

He added that the delegation would be staying for eight days during which it will visit these drought-stricken villages, saying that the delegation would evaluate the situation and deliver its report to other charitable societies in Kuwait.

For his part, head of the African continent committee at the Islamic Heritage Society Jasem Al-Ainati said fresh water was being delivered to these areas in tankers as there was no source of drinkable water, revealing that a study was underway to determine the possibility of digging wells and planting corn and such.

He added that coordination was ongoing with charitable societies in the Gulf region in order to provide for as many people in need as possible. (end) ha.


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