The National Steering Committee on Drought in partnership with Kenya Red Cross conducted food distribution in Garri location in Waranqara in Lafey constituency.
The assorted food items are meant to benefit more than 1000 households in the constituency.
Resident received assorted food items ranging from porridge flour, Maize flour, Rice, Beans, cooking fat, and salt.
The response in Mandera County will assist about 6,944 vulnerable households who are residents of Waranqara, Shamir Fatuma, Lagsure, and Dandu wards.
The food distribution programme carried out in the Garri area is a great example of how different stakeholders can work together to support those in need.
National drought management authority in Mandera led by its director Hussein Idhoro said the intervention will continue for all residents adding that the situation is going to be worse if rains fail in the next two weeks.
Gaari location Chief Mohamed Gesey said the food hampers will boost residents for some time and appreciated the stakeholders who responded to the food distribution call.
Deputy County Commissioner Lafey Burhan Juma assured the residents that food hampers will be distributed equally to all residents in the sub county.
Mandera governor Mohammed Khalif welcome the kind gesture from the Kenya Red Cross Society and the National Steering Committee for their positive impact on the community In December 2022, the Committee announced that it had raised more than Sh592 million since it was launched.
In a report released by National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in Mandera west 58, 980 persons are in need of assistance in Mandera East 82,585, Mandera North 86,310, Mandera South 94,583, Lafey 45,901, Kilwehri29,915, Aarabia13,197, Banissa 61626, Kotulo 43,436.
By Adan Mohamed