Tuesday, 12 February 2008

KENYA CRISIS APPEAL

I WAS JUST SENT THIS FROM KENYA.

ICROSS is working closely with the Ministry of health and communities
in the midst of the current crisis in Kenya. With hundreds dead,
hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless there are immediate needs
that must be met today. While NGOs, local communities and villages
are doing everything they can the scale of the crisis is difficult to
manage without more support. Children are unable to go to school,
there is no shelter for many and a lot of families who have lost their
homes have also lost the little they possess. Together with the
communities we work with we are identifying those most vulnerable
including the old and sick. We are working to help families return to
a normal life responding to immediate needs in the communities we
serve. All ICROSS projects are fully operational .Our teams are
members of local communities and home visits to patients and the
terminally ill continued throughout the riots and violence. All ICROSS
staff remained at their posts throughout the violence and will
continue to work. There is great heroism and compassion in every
corner of every slum, many people doing wonderful things. There is
fear and with so many small businesses destroyed and homes burnt there
is a lot to do. The Kenyan people have endured so much recently and
with our help can rebuild. ICROSS has for 27 years been working with
communities to ensure a better tomorrow. We need your help today to
help in this immediate need and to continue the long term programmes
that remain the centre of our work.


--
Dr Michael Meegan
D.Med. HC NUI FRAMI
Founder, International Director ICROSS
www.icross.ie
Consultant International Health
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/hardtalk/4675531.stm BBC NEWS
http://youtube.com/watch?v=M80yYp5XbKU
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