𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭.
As the food distribution exercise comes to an end, the residents say challenges still abound- "𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙨."
Today, on December 15, 2023, Caritas Marsabit concluded the final food distribution of the Caritas Italiana-funded food security project in Demo village. This community, heavily impacted by the recent prolonged drought, found relief through the collaborative efforts of Caritas Marsabit and Caritas Italiana.
Facing adversity, the Demo community leaned on the support of Caritas Marsabit. The provided food rations became a lifeline, shielding residents from the harsh impacts of starvation during the relentless drought.
Recent rains transformed Demo Village, bringing forth green grass and a sense of renewal to once-barren lands. However, the scars of the drought linger as families cope with the aftermath of losing their livelihoods, especially their livestock.
Despite abundant water and pasture, challenges persist. Livestock, crucial for sustenance, suffered heavy losses, with only a few survivors. The remaining camels and cattle have yet to calve, prolonging the community’s dependence on humanitarian aid.
A resident summed it up, "We have plenty of pasture, but we don't eat grass." This straightforward statement captures the reality—resources are available, but the struggle for sustenance persists. Heartfelt thanks to Caritas Marsabit and Caritas Italiana for standing with Demo Village through tough times.