“For I was hungry and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger and you did not invite me to your home. I was naked and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison but you didn’t visit me.” Matthew 25:42
Regarding the desperate situation in the Horn of Africa, TWR Kenya’s National Director, Bernice Gatere says, “This verse has been ringing in my head since the day our station manager in Marsabit, northern Kenya told us our audiences were starving.”
People are dying and organizations around the world are scrambling to save lives. In Kenya, large areas of Rift Valley, the coastal region, eastern and north eastern Kenya have been affected. More than thirteen million people are facing possible starvation. TWR Kenya reports that they know of people eating wild roots, babies suckling from goats and even worse, a story of a baby seen breastfeeding from her long dead mother!
TWR-Kenya has FM stations in some of the most affected areas. These are Garissa in north eastern Kenya, Marsabit in eastern Kenya and Lodwar in northern Kenya. Garissa’s FM station (SIFA 101.1) broadcasts in Swahili and Somali. Marsabit FM has programs in Swahili and the local languages of Samburu and Borana. Lodwar FM has programming in Swahili and the local Turkana dialect.
TWR-Kenya will continue to raise support and send relief teams to the affected areas, taking food and radios for people who desperately need both physical and spiritual food.
Learn more from TWR-Africa's website.