Drought destroying young lives
In Turkana, Kenya, Peter and his younger brother Samson hunt for squirrels and stones: squirrels to eat and stones to mark their mother’s grave.
In April, their mum died of hunger. Before that their father was killed in a cattle raid. Now the boys, just 12 and 10 years old, are orphans.
“The drought has finished all the animals,” said Samson. “Now it is killing people.”
Community leader, Christopher Amodoi, explained how the drought had devastated his community. “Our main enemy is hunger,” he said.
Samson is teaching Peter how to create a squirrel trap so they have something to eat. “We have no other food in the house,” said Peter.
Thankfully Peter and Samson will benefit from a food assistance project in Turkana. “They will be among the first to be registered,” said Christopher.