Emergency livelihood support to vulnerable pastoralist communities affected by severe drought in East Pokot, Samburu North and Central districts
An emergency situation arose with short rain failure and expected prolonged dry spells in East Pokot, Samburu Central and North Districts. The six-month project will help support food security and livelihood sustainability until the next rains that should come in April 2011. A partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders Belgium provides veterinary services that will benefit over 54,000 individuals through livestock treatment and vaccination. Another objective is to mitigate resource-based conflicts by improving access to water and pasture as well as holding peacebuilding meetings between 5,000 members of pastoralist communities.