OVER 800 HOUSEHOLDS IN MAPENYA AREA, MKUNUMBI WARD RECEIVE RELIEF FOOD

County officials led by Chief of Staff Mohamed Bute today distributed relief food in Mapenya area Mkunumbi ward .

Over 800 households today received food stuff under the program aimed at cushioning residents against the effects of ongoing drought .

Lack of rain has exacerbated drought conditions, resulting in poor to no harvests for Lamu’s small-holder farmers and water and vegetation scarcity for the livestock herding communities.

Marsabit, Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Samburu, Kitui, Isiolo, and Laikipia are among the twelve (12) counties on high alert, according to the National Drought Management Authority’s (NDMA) drought report for July 2021.

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Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke

Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha hands over relief food to residents of HONGWE MJINI, SESE, MSEFUNI, KIBAONI,DAM, PELELEZA,HESHIMA AND MIKOROSHONI AREAS in Hongwe Ward, Lamu West.

Over 1000 households in Hongwe Ward have received food stuff to cushion them against the effects of the ravaging drought . Over 400 tones of foodstuff will be distributed to over 32,000 households in urgent need of food assistance across the County.

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Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke

OVER 2000 HOUSEHOLDS IN WITU TOWN RECEIVE RELIEF FOOD FOR DROUGHT RESPONSE.

Governor Fahim Twaha today led relief food distribution for drought response in Witu town, Witu ward to cushion the residents against the effects of ravaging drought.

Speaking in Witu town Governor Fahim Twaha explained that the food distribution exercise will be expanded to all wards targeting over 32,000 vulnerable households in urgent need of food assistance as drought continues to take its toll.

Lamu did not receive adequate rainfall during the last October – November-December 2020 short rains and the March-April-May 2021 long rains. Both seasons were characterized by late osets, below average quantities, and poor distribution both in time and space.

In Lamu this has resulted in worsening drought conditions manifested in poor to no harvest for Lamu’s small holder farmers, poor vegetation conditions, storage and water sources are depleting by the day, worsening livestock body conditions and reduced milk production.

In addition to distribution of relief food, the County has also stepped up water tracking services using water bowsers in villages facing acute water shortages.
According to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) drought bulletin for July 2021, the other twelve (12) counties on a high alert drought phase include Marsabit, Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Samburu, Kitui, Isiolo and Laikipia.

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Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke.

RELIEF FOOD DRIVE IN SAFE AND WITHO AREAS, MKUNUMBI WARD

Governor Fahim Twaha earlier today led senior County officials in a relief food distribution exercise for drought response to over 450 households in Salama and Witho areas, in Mkunumbi Ward.

The exercise that was launched on 20th September 2021 in Witu ward, will be expanded to all wards across the county to cushion Lamu residents from the effects of ravaging drought. Over 400 tones of relief food will be distributed.

For more information contact
Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke.

RESIDENTS OF MIKINDUNI AREA, MKUNUMBI WARD RECEIVE RELIEF FOOD

Governor Fahim Twaha this afternoon led county officials in relief food distribution exercise in Mikinduni Village Witu ward.

The residents today received food stuff under the program aimed at cushioning residents against the effects of an ongoing drought.

Lack of rain has exacerbated drought conditions, resulting in poor to no harvests for Lamu’s small-holder farmers and water and vegetation scarcity for the livestock herding communities.

Marsabit, Mandera, Garissa, Wajir, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Samburu, Kitui, Isiolo, and Laikipia are among the twelve (12) counties on high alert, according to the National Drought Management Authority’s (NDMA) drought report for July 2021 .

For more information contact
Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke

WITHO, POROMOKO AND NYATHA RELIEF FOOD DRIVE.

Governor Fahim Twaha Currently meeting residents of Witho, Poromoko and Nyatha areas of Mkunumbi Ward in the ongoing County relief food drive.

Over 600 households from the three villages have received food stuff under the relief food program aimed at cushioning them against the effects of an ongoing drought.

The ongoing food drive, which began on Monday, September 20, 2021, aims to provide an estimated 400 tonnes of food to at least 32,000 disadvantaged households in the
County’s 10 wards that are in desperate need of relief.

For more information contact
Lamu County Communications Office at: info@lamu.go.ke

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