A bloody civil war in Somalia resulted in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world (over half a million refugees). This hardship was further compounded by a prolonged drought in 2011, the worst seen across East Africa for over 60 years.
The drought resulted in a large scale famine across the region. Khalsa Aid responded to this famine crisis by sending Khalsa Aid trustee Jaswinder Singh to assess and respond to the situation on the ground. After liaising with the UNHCR and other relevant bodies, a number of areas were identified where Khalsa Aid could provide humanitarian aid.
Khalsa Aid leveraged its longstanding partnership with 'The Sikhs of Kenya' (SoK) to deliver humanitarian aid. This partnership meant that SoK matched Khalsa Aid funding pound for pound.
Over 100 tonnes of food supplies were delivered and distributed across 21 boarding schools in the local region. Food supplies included maize flour, beans, cooking oil and fortified food meals from the World Food Programme (WFP) to battle acute malnutrition
Khalsa Aid would like to thank The Sikhs of Kenya for their ongoing support.