Last Updated: 07/09/2020
The number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing in Kenya, threatening to overburden the health care system. The country has begun a phased reopening, including resuming domestic flights on July 15 and international flights on Aug. 1. Additionally, places of worship began a phased reopening on July 6, allowing up to 100 people to attend in-person services. Social distancing measures have been implemented, and schools remain closed. A curfew remains in effect from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
All Compassion group activities, including weekly child programs, caregiver meetings and group trainings, are on hold. Compassion Kenya is providing the centers with information about prevention of the coronavirus and how to respond if children are affected. Food security is an increasing challenge, as many households struggle to buy groceries. We are grateful to report that staff members have delivered 11,523 food packs to vulnerable children and their families. Frontline church partners are continuing child protection measures and health care support as needed.