Update #1: February 26, 2020
Locust swarms continue to be in the northern and central areas of Kenya. New swarms are spreading into the eastern area, Rift Valley, as well as Western Kenya. The government continues ground and aerial control operations. So far, two Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 311 beneficiaries have been affected. Some beneficiaries are not attending the programs, as they are with their families trying to “chase away” the locusts. The families are very stressed as they experience losses to their already strained livelihoods. The kitchen garden of one CDC was destroyed. The Compassion Kenya National Office is disseminating information about locust migration patterns, and continuing needs assessments with appropriate response for the affected families.
Please pray for the families that have already lost their crops and those that are at risk of losing their crops.
Disaster Alert: January 28, 2020
Swarms of locusts continue to spread throughout Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Locust swarms are currently in the North, Northeast and Central areas of Kenya and ground and aerial control operations are in progress in Northern Kenya. So far, no Child Development Centers (CDCs) or beneficiaries have been affected. The Compassion Kenya National Office staff and the CDCs are monitoring the situation and assessing the potential impact.
Please pray for protection of the beneficiaries and their families, especially those that depend on farming as their livelihood. Also, pray for all the populations throughout Kenya that are already food insecure.