The impact on agriculture will continue to be severe. The press release said, “Food security is expected to deteriorate over most parts of the country and more so the northern areas of Kenya.” Increased malnutrition, cholera, and malaria are possible. A fourteen year old girl died and “115 hunger stricken villagers” (Daily Nation) were taken ill after a meal of dead camel meat after not having eaten in several weeks.
How is this impacting our Missions?
“By God’s grace and mercy, our missions are not experiencing starvation,” said Fr. Silouan (Brown), Director and Chairman of the Board of Orthodox Africa. However, “with inflation hitting an 11-month high at 6.9%” (Daily Nation) the cost of food is astronomical.
How can you help?
First of all, pray. Prayer is key to all help from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. During this Lenten period, as you fast and give alms, consider donating to Orthodox Africa. Every dollar helps alleviate the burden of each mission.
Republic of Kenya-Min. of Environment & Natural Resources-State Dept. of Environment-Kenya Meteorological Dept., Reference # KMD/FCST/5-2017/SO/01. 13 February 2017.
Andae, Gerald. Expect Less Rain This Year, Met warns. Daily Nation, 24, February 2017, p 11.