Nairobi, 02 December, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought.
In a Thursday, December 1 report, the MI Head of the Africa Department says the need for humanitarian aid to the people of God in parts of Kenya and Ethiopia “is great”.
"For around two years, we have been providing drinking water, food and cash to people in northern Kenya who are suffering the consequences of a devastating drought. We also distribute livestock feed. But in recent months, more people from Ethiopia have been crossing the border to Kenya,” Roland Hansen is quoted as saying.
Ethiopians crossing into Kenya are hoping to find feed for their livestock, Mr. Hansen says.
He adds that the MI has partnered with the German Federal Foreign Office to expand its aid to Southern Ethiopia to spare the people of God there from “the rigors of fleeing and to prevent conflicts over the remaining resources.”