A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and the Water Service Trust Fund (WSTF), officiating a partnership worth Ksh 150 million that seek to expand access to water and mitigate the ongoing drought that has affected 23 counties.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), the Danish Red Cross and the European Union (EU) have partnered in a project that seeks to accelerate access to Maternal, Child Health, Nutrition and Family Planning Services in informal settlements.
Following the launch of the drought appeal by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) on 27 January, a number of individuals and corporates have come on board to support the initiative. On 21 February, Save a Kenyan Caribbean Caravan donated food and Non- Food Items (NFIs) towards the cause.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has temporarily suspended all operations in Baringo county and withdrawn all its staff from the county effective today, Saturday, 25 February 2017. This follows a confrontation with the residents that led to looting of relief food and harassment of KRCS staff, yesterday in Moinin, Loruk.
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 7 March 2017, officiated the flagging off event for medical equipment that is part of the Global Fund grant to Kenya under the Kenya Red Cross Society Global Fund Round 10 HIV grant.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has resumed all of its humanitarian operations in Baringo County following a three-day suspension occasioned by the looting of relief food and harassment of KRCS personnel on 24 February 2017, in Moinin, Loruk.
Equipment worth 12.8 million Shillings was donated by the Global Fund to support fifty health centers in Trans Nzoia County. To witness the official flag off was the County Governor Hon. Patrick .S. Khaemba who applauded the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) for the great support.
The drought situation continues to escalate rendering 2.7 million people food insecure, among them residents of Baringo county who have to withstand the ravaging drought and inter-clan conflict over the remaining scarce resources.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in partnership with the Netherlands Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), conducted a joint visit to Turkana county where they assessed the impact of the drought, gave food support to families affected by the drought and witnessed the ongoing interventions by KRCS.
The Nation Media Group (NMG) has joined the list of corporates supporting the drought appeal that was launched by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), donating five million shillings towards KRCS drought response kitty.