- cbm through its staff and Regional
Office in Nairobi is providing emergency assistance to the
humanitarian crisis in Kenya.
It is estimated that around 500,000 people have lost their homes,
due to the widespread violence following the disputed election.
Prof. Allen Foster, cbm's President announced, "There is an urgent
need of food, shelter and health services, and cbm will provide
immediate financial assistance through our partners to help people in
Foster continued, "Experience tells us the longer the crisis
continues, the greater the long term consequences to people's
livelihood. People with disability are often those who suffer the
most as they are unable to flee from danger, find food when it is in
short supply, and they suffer greatly from the longer term economic
repercussions of civil unrest".
Therefore following the immediate emergency response cbm will
provide extra long term support to our partners to assist people who
are blind, deaf or physically impaired and their families, who are at
risk of hunger and illness, in order to restore health and
cbm supports over 34 partner projects in Kenya and urgently needs
your help to reach those who are too challenged to fend for
cbm has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and is a credible
force helping the most vulnerable in society through long term
partners and staff on the ground, enabling cbm to provide assistance
to over 18 million people worldwide.
For more information on cbm, or if you would like to help the
people of Kenya suffering with disabilities please go to -
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