IOM provides Non Food Items to Displaced Persons in Tana River, Kenya

News Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:40 Share

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has through the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation provided Non Food Items to communities displaced by internal fighting in Tana River Delta. Conflict in Tana River has displaced approximately 10,199 people and has so far claimed 118 lives, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society.

Non Food Items (NFIs) donated include Tarpaulins, Large Mats, Small Mats, Blankets, Kangas, Jerry Cans, Bucket with Lids, Cooking Pots with Lids, Cooking Spoons, Plates, Mugs, Soaps, Spoons, Kitchen Knives, and Packaging’s.

The recent clashes in Tana River Delta is viewed by many as a Resource Based Conflict since the Delta is known to be an essential resource for both Orma Pastoralists and the Pokomo farmers. Displaced persons are currently living in temporary camps in Dide, Waride, Witu Peketoni, Mamburi, Marekani and Lamu areas.

Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation (TLPF) is founded by Dr. Tegla Loroupe, UN Ambassador of Sports from West Pokot and its work involves helping promote peaceful coexistence and socio-economic development of poor and marginalized pastoralists in the greater Horn of Africa.