In the district of Makueni, east Kenya, the rains failed in October, November, and December 2010. The resultant drought and crop failures have left 2.6 million people in need of food aid. Following consultation with the Government Agriculture Office, The Salvation Army was asked to provide food to 388 families in an area that the government was struggling to assist. A Salvation Army team distributed a two week ration of maize, beans, and cooking oil to relieve distress at this difficult time. The most appropriate beneficiaries were chosen after discussions with community leaders and staff from local non-governmental organizations.
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