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cbm Responds to the Humanitarian Crisis in Kenya
Nairobi (ots/PRNewswire) - 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 the region."
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 livelihood.
cbm supports over 34 partner projects in Kenya and urgently needs your help to reach those who are too challenged to fend for themselves.
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 - http://www.cbm.org. Photos are also available on the site.
ots Originaltext: CBMI Canada
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For more information, please contact: Lindsay O'Connor, cbm
international Media Manager, +49(0)6251-131-392,