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Dear visitor, welcome to the website of our Embassy in Kenya!

Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

We welcome guests to our website and invite them to help us and our relief organisation to make this world a better place, for the benefit of the needy and the poor, the sick and the handicapped.

Stay together with us in this country of diversity, of wildlife heritage and of breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the warm welcome of its people.

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DROUGHT IN THE HORN OF AFRICA

Sep 25, 2011

Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s Worldwide Relief Organisation, has been very active in the Marsabit and Isiolo region of Northern Kenya since the worst of the food shortage and drought began in July of this year.

The first lorries left for the Marsabit region in July with 100 tonnes of general food (rice, oil and beans). This was followed in August with 130 tonnes of general food and then in early September a further 220 tonnes of general food. In addition 110 tonnes of Unimix (a nutrient rich porridge powder) was distributed to 10,700 people most severely at risk of starvation (children, lactating mothers and elderly people).

In order that those who needed it most used the Unimix we also provided additional food to the 42,800 people living in their households. Malteser International is also assisting in the Isiolo district of Northern Kenya by distributing food to 3,000 children and lactating mothers, as well as the 20,000 additional people living in their households. A German radio station has provided funding for this from September to December 2011.

One of the main challenges facing Malteser International is identifying those already receiving food from other aid agencies operating in the area, due to a constantly migrating population. To assist with this Malteser International have provided distribution cards that the beneficiaries must use each time they come for food, but this is not 100% water tight.