Emergencies like Drought are very common in the Arid & Semi – Arid areas like Turkana county and when they strike, both humans and animals are affected. They lead to scarcity of basic needs such as water and food, hence, the coping and adaptation strategies of pastoralists and their animals are threatened, hence they require humanitarian aid in such situations.
APaD responds to such situations by offering long lasting solutions for the members of the Karamoja cluster by acts such as rehabilitation of available boreholes and construction of safe water points for the animals. We also train the community on planting of drought resistant crops that can stand the harsh climatic conditions and benefit them when drought strikes.
In the recent Locust invasion that affected the entire country, APaD with support from the County Government of Turkana has been working with the youths in the local community in Turkana county by supplying them with pesticides, Personal Protective Equipment to fight the locust and ensure that they are controlled.