Tana Appeal: Please give generously for Emergency Humanitarian Support to Tana River Delta Violence Survivors

By Venancia.Ndoo, Mon, 24/09/2012 - 15:16
Nature Kenya has worked with communities for six years to promote ecological sustainability in the Tana River Delta. We have been very saddened by the recent violence. The clashes have left 13,500 displaced and another more than 30,000 people affected. The displaced – many of them children, mothers and the elderly – are sheltered at Red Cross temporary camps in Dide Waride, Mpeketoni, Witu and in swampy forests along the shores of the Tana River in Kau, Kilelengwani, Semikaro, Tizama Lako and Ozi. These people are living in extremely harsh conditions with little food, swampy conditions and frequent downpours. These are people we have worked with to conserve the environment and improve their livelihoods. We are urgently asking well-wishers, both persons and institutions, to donate so that we can provide emergency food response. We will link and work with institutions such as the Kenya Red Cross. Please donate as much as you can. You can donate as follows: 1. The Nature Kenya Mpesa Account, following the simple steps: On your Mpesa menu select “pay bill” Enter business number 100300 Account number: enter “Tana donation” Enter the amount, enter your PIN Confirm details and press OK 2. Write a cheque in the name of Nature Kenya and mail to P.O. Box 44486, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya 3. Cash donations will be receipted at the Nature Kenya Office at the National Museums of Kenya grounds in Nairobi. 4. Pay using your debit/credit card through http://www.naturekenya.org/content/tana-appeal All funds raised will go to support communities in the Tana Delta. Nature Kenya will use your donation to buy porridge flour for children and the elderly, cereals and legumes, vegetable cooking oil, tea, salt and other priority food items. Nature Kenya will link and work with institutions such as the Kenya Red Cross to distribute these items to the displaced people. Donations in excess of immediate basic needs will be used by Nature Kenya later to enhance the resilience of local people in the Tana Delta by providing seeds, farming tools and similar support. Please give generously. Thank you so much for your support. Paul Matiku Executive Director, Nature Kenya Full text of the Nature Kenya Appeal Dear Supporter, The Tana River Delta is one of the most neglected regions in Kenya, where the majority of people live below the poverty line. In addition to being an internationally important area for birds and wildlife, the Tana Delta is vital for the herders who depend on the water and grasslands during the dry season, the farmers who cultivate rice, mangoes and other crops and the fishermen who fish from its lakes and watercourses. Nature Kenya (the East Africa Natural History Society) has worked with communities for six years to promote ecological sustainability in the Tana Delta. We have been very saddened by the recent violence. Houses have been burned, livestock killed, and people are displaced and do not have food. We are urgently asking well-wishers, both persons and institutions, to donate so that we can provide emergency food response. We will link and work with institutions such as the Kenya Red Cross to secure a sustainable future for these communities. Please give what you can.
Tana displaced camp (photo KTN)

All funds raised will go to support communities in the Tana Delta. Nature Kenya will use your donation to buy porridge flour for children and the elderly, cereals and legumes, vegetable cooking oil, tea, salt and other priority food items. Nature Kenya will link and work with institutions such as the Kenya Red Cross to distribute these items to the displaced people. Donations in excess of immediate basic needs will be used by Nature Kenya later to enhance the resilience of local people in the Tana Delta by providing seeds, farming tools and similar support. Reports on how the funds are spent will be provided on the Nature Kenya website www.naturekenya.org Tana Delta appeal site. According to the Kenya Red Cross Society the clashes between herders and agriculturist communities have killed at least 118 people in the Tana Delta. In addition, the clashes have left 13,500 men, women and children displaced and another more than 30,000 people affected. The displaced – including children, mothers and the elderly – are sheltered at Red Cross temporary camps in Dide Waride, Mpeketoni, Witu and in swampy forests along the shores of the Tana River in Kau, Kilelengwani, Semikaro, Tizama Lako and Ozi. These people are living in extremely harsh conditions with little food, swampy conditions and frequent downpours. We know many of these people personally and now, more than ever, they are in need of our help. Food is the most immediate and pressing need for the survivors of the Tana Delta violence. Nature Kenya is urging members, friends and supporters to donate as much as possible to assist these needy children, women and men of the Tana Delta. For more information contact Nature Kenya on office@naturekenya.org; programmes@naturekenya.org or telephone + 254 (0)20 353 7568 or (0)77 134 31 38 or (0)750 149 200
Victim of the clashes admitted in one of the local hospitals (photo by Kenya Red Cross Society)


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Interesting! These people need help immediately!

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