Amref Health Africa Public Advisory on Donations of Food and Non- Food Items to Drought Affected Families across Kenya

Some parts of the country experienced rainfall shortage which resulted in reduced food harvest and household insecurity in counties such as as Mandera, Wajir, Turkana, Garissa, Marsabit, Baringo, Tana River, etc. just to mention few. Many households including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under the age of five have little to sustain them over this season as shown in the media reports in the past few weeks. In efforts to support the affected communities, the public has reacted to the situation by reaching out to our affected brothers and sisters with cash and in-kind support of food and non –food items.

It is in the same spirit that Amref Health Africa has prepared the food ration below to guide the general public about what food and non-food items they should consider for donating to the affected for immediate relief of hunger. The list is not exhaustive but it is consisting of non-perishable nutritious food items widely consumed in the affected communities.  The ration provides approximately 2,300 Kilocalories, 65 g protein and 42 g fat, which are sufficient to support each affected person. The below chart is for guidance purposes for those that are contributing/ donating to aid the affected.

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Amref Health Africa, headquartered in Kenya, is the largest Africa based international non-governmental organisation (NGO) currently running programmes in over 35 countries in Africa with lessons learnt over 60 years of engagement with governments, communities and partners to increase sustainable health access in Africa. Amref Health Africa also incorporates programme development, fundraising, partnership, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and communication offices in Europe and North America as well as subsidiaries Amref Flying Doctors, Amref Enterprises and the Amref International University.