Diyaara lives in Kenya, part of the Horn of Africa. This part of the world is experiencing the most severe episodes of drought in decades, with five consecutive failed rains.
Oxfam has categorised this regional crisis as a Category 1 emergency – the highest and most life-threatening category of crisis. 23 million people in the region face food insecurity and 44.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Diyaara is a mother of ten. Raising livestock was her living and her way to provide for her children. Together with Oxfam, Diyaara and her community have been working to grow improved kale and tomatoes and sell them in neighbouring towns. But years of drought have decimated these crops.
Your support today is so vital. You can help provide water for communities, cash grants so families can buy food, and group therapy sessions for those who have been through so much.
With more than 2.5 million livestock deaths in Kenya, millions of people are at risk of acute food insecurity. With your support today, we can help people like Diyaara who are facing the harshest conditions.
Diyaara told us “the thing I miss the most is the bells ringing as I take my animals out to graze. The sound of wealth and good fortune. My animals represent availability of milk and food for my family and I. Now I no longer hear that noise. I miss it.”
You can help make a difference for people like Diyaara today.