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ActionAid works to assure human security for people affected by emergencies, disasters, conflict and other devastation of their lives and communities.
“Not these ones. These kids do not look hungry,” said the journalist.I agreed. It is not the exact image that I had in mind, especially after driving through the drought stricken northern Kenyan,...

ActionAid is actively responding to the drought disaster in Kenya through various quick interventions.

In the last two weeks, the organization delivered food to 96,000 people, most of who are in the worst affected counties.

The Government of Kenya declared the drought a national disaster in February and called on international support in order to deliver humanitarian services to 2.7 million people. ActionAid works in 10 out of the 15 most affected counties with an estimated population of 1.5 million people.

I have driven on this road before, not as an aid worker but an activist in wildlife issues. I looked to my left as our vehicle slowed down on the river just before Labasarek town in Isiolo County....
During normal times, Chepochepkoi Peter, 36 year old mother of six, made a decent living selling charcoal and firewood. She sold her merchandise by the roadside to neighbours and travelers. With this...
My name is Lucia Amanman, 27 years old and I have five children.  I live in Daaba in Isiolo.We live here peacefully and help each other during hard times. The situation today is not good for all...
She is among the 2.7 million of people in Kenya who are being pushed to the edge by a deadly drought.Irene Chepkasan, 30, sees this first hand through the eyes of her six children and the many others...
As famine grips communities in the Horn of Africa, strong women like Nimo in Somaliland are taking the lead to meet the urgent needs of their families. The burden of responsibility weighs heavily...