A24 Media Offers a Free to Air Piece on: Takaba Drought Response Project, Delivering Water Saving Lives
North Eastern Kenya have suffered drought- related calamities and their cries
have often fallen on deaf ears. Thousands have died owing to scarcity of
food, shortage of water and their livestock rotting to bare carcasses. The
people of Takaba can now afford to smile as the Kenya Red Cross Society
finally heeds their call.
Takaba lies in the arid region of Mandera West district in North-
area best suited to nomadic pastoralism.
devastating drought that lasted two years and Takaba was one of the areas
In 2009, Kenya Red Cross Society implemented the Takaba Drought Response
Project with support from the Norwegian government and other partners. The
main objective of the project was to build a 13-kilometre extension pipeline
from an existing borehole in Dahani II to Takaba town, providing the
population of 23,600 people with a permanent source of water.
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