Press Release: Need for emergency food, water and livestock interventions in East Pokot as drought worsens

8 August, 2014-Nairobi. The Sub-County of East Pokot, Baringo County is facing severe drought conditions. Due to inconsistent rains in 2014, households are currently unable to meet their basic food and water needs as well as sustain their livestock.

In collaboration with World Vision and Trócaire, ACTED carried out an Inter-Agency Response Mission to the worst affected areas of East Pokot towards the end of July. The mission revealed that despite the efforts of the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) and the County and Sub-County Governments, the humanitarian gaps remain vast.