I have been telling you about the drought in the Horn of Africa. The more I hear, the worse it gets. I blogged about Dadaab in the last post. Now I am told that the refugee camp in Turkana is worse. CRF has been delivering to both of these places. There is something about this picture that Francis Bii took at Turkana that just haunts me. We have been delivering large amounts of food, but with the huge numbers–it seems like it is gone in minutes. As you look at this picture, the need is overwhelming, isn’t it? Here is an email I got from Francis, our CRF leader in the famine relief, yesterday as he delivered more food to Turkana. So many of you have been helping us with this. Thank you! Consider the thank you from Francis for you also.
Hello Dad Milt,
Thank you again for your constant encouragement. It a great joy working with you.
We have the funds now, and we are going to pay for food distributed immediately. Thanks again. Thanks once more for allowing the remaining money to go back to Turkana, Napeikar. In Turkana is the place we distributed food. We shall still need to take more food there. They are really in bad condition. CRF has really done an amazing work by ministering to these people more than any organization I know or even the government efforts. CRF is number one in saving lives now in this part of the horn of Africa. BRAVO CRF.
The Turkana people are in the worst shape. Thousands of hungry people and malnourished children were present there as you see in the photo attached.
God had used you in an amazing way,
Brad Gautney, my friend from Global Health Innovations, is partnering with CRF in this relief effort. He went with Francis on this last trip to Turkana. Here is his comment:
It is almost impossible to describe what we have seen today. To put it best, beautiful, strong and resilient people surviving at what seems like the edge of the world here in Turkana, Kenya. Tell others with kindred hearts about this. The more awareness we raise, the more people we help. Thank you for caring and acting!!