Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taiwan provides Kenya drought assistance

Taiwan provides Kenya drought assistance

Taiwan is currently participating in a program to help Kenya fight the most severe drought in decades, according to the International Cooperation and Development Fund.
ICDF is collaborating with Mercy Corps from the U.S. to repair and rebuild water resources in the region, and offered US$200,000 to help fund the program.
Countries in the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti, are suffering from the most severe drought in over 60 years. The ICDF said it is providing drought assistance in Kenya because the drought has caused victims from neighboring countries to move toward the northeastern part of the country.
The aid program includes fixing water supply facilities, testing and sterilizing local water resources, and building public toilets, said the ICDF.
It also tried to help prevent communicable diseases resulting from water shortage by providing hygiene education.
The four-month-long program aims to help the victims get clean drinking water and reduce tensions over water resources. The program also provides water for the livestock to help stabilize the local economy. A total of 45,000 people are expected to benefit from the aid.


Updated : 2022-05-24 08:24 GMT+08:00