World Forest Day
Since 2014, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) with support from United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) had been conducting activities geared towards land rehabilitation with a focus on planting and nurturing indigenous trees in IFO2 refugee camp in Daadab, Garissa County.
The species planted are drought resistant due to the climatic condition in Dadaab. Some of the species include; acacia melifera, acaia tortilis, acacia xanthophloea, balanites aegyptiaca, tamarindus indica, albizia coriara among others.
Under this initiative, KRCS had thus far; established eleven greenbelts, planted a total of 132,100 trees rehabilitating 59 hectares of land. To mark 2018’s International Day of Forests, KRCS joined hands with UNHCR, Sahal Secondary School, Nasib Secondary School and other partners including community members to plant trees. The event that took place in Daadab saw the planting of 1,070 tree seedlings.
KRCS Lamu Branch marked the International Day of Forests by planting 5000 Mangrove seedlings to protect the spawning grounds for fish and crabs in Kililana. This was an activity conducted in partnership with Youth for Youth and Save Lamu.