Kenya Emergency COVID & Disaster Relief
In December 1963 Golda Meir, then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with Kenyan Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta. On that trip, Meir and Kenyatta laid the cornerstone for the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi. That was the beginning of a long, productive relationship between Israel and Kenya that lasts to this day.
Kenya’s President Kenyatta, and Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) trade agreement in 2018. The trade deal fosters economic growth creating opportunities of mutual interests.
Further, Israel benefits, and seeks, relationships in the Horn of Africa for security buffers due to terrorism activities in Somalia, and in and around the Indian Ocean. A safe, secure Kenya benefits the western world, especially Israel.
To that end, Kenyan humanitarian non-governmental organizations seek the support of the Jewish world to help, and show compassion during a time of crisis. Please read below the catastrophe of floods and COVID making this request urgent.
The Queen Esther Project, Inc. (QEP) announces collaboration with Kenyan NGO (non-governmental organization), Agrisystems Foundation, for the purpose of alleviating suffering due to flooding, and COVID-19 spread. The effort additionally aids the “Big Four Plan” for the Kenyan economy set forth by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Kangemi Slum – This area lies on the Eastern part of Nairobi Central Business area of Nairobi County. The population is 100,000; there is no running water. Kangemi is one of 200 slums in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum has over 150,000 people congested in a small valley with steep slopes rolling down the Nairobi River.
The Kirbira Slum: This is Africa’s largest slum – the sprawling, densely-populated informal settlement of Kibera is are in a race to stop the spread of COVID-19. Around 60% of the Kenyan capital’s 4.4 million inhabitants live in 200 high-density informal settlements such as Kibera. The population is one million who suffer from extreme poverty.
The Kariobangi Slum: With a population of over 100,000 living in 800 semi permanent, permanent structures, a controversy ensues over public land rights and the impoverished dwellers. More than 7,000 are without shelter.
Kitony (Northern part of the North Rift Valley, Market county.
Chesegoni Elgeyo Market lays at the border of Pokot Chesegoni Marakwet County.
Paraka – West Pokot
Nyarkulien and Muino in West Pukot.