Turkana in the news
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TURKANA! If you have not heard yet, please watch the video below and click the new links for further reading!
Aquifer discovery in Lotikipi, Kenya - September 8th 2013 - ©RTI from Radar Technologies International on Vimeo.
Read an article HERE about this new discovery. Read another HERE and yet another HERE! All are worth the read, all are extremely hopeful. "Massive water discovery in Kenya's desert. The Turkana underground water discovery is equivalent in volume to 25 times greater than Loch Ness with an annual recharge rate 3 times the water use in New York City. Turkana will never experience famine again."- Paula Kahumbu, The Guardian.
We are encouraged that our partners in Turkana and other local leaders are showing an awareness of the pitfalls regarding the management of this newly discovered resource. This find underscores our current emphasis on agricultural projects with an aim to food security. Much work remains and the needs are enormous but it will now be possible to make a real difference in peoples' lives.
CNN: Drought in Kenya a chronic problem July 21, 2011 Read it here>>
The Standard: Hopelessness in Turkana May 16, 2011 Read it here >>
Daily Nation: Ethiopians block Raila Turkana Tour May 12, 2011 Read it here >>
AFB News: Ethiopian armed men kill 38 at Kenya border. May 5, 2011 Read it here >>
Daily Nation: 3.8 Million Starve as Famine Persists December 11, 2009 Read it here >>
LA TIMES: Kenyans Draw Weapons Over Shrinking Resources November 27, 2009 Read it here >>
MONGABAY: NASA satellite image reveals extent of drought in East Africa. November 5, 2009 Read it here >>
RADIO FRANCE: Drought Puts Millions At Risk Across East Africa November 2, 2009 Read it here >>
AFP NEWS: Drought in Kenya: Desperate Measures In Desperate Times October 15, 2009 Read it here >>
BBC NEWS: Drought: Kenya's Own Banking Crisis October 11, 2009 Read it here >>
MARKETPLACE: Kenyan Hunger Worsens Over Drought September 30, 2009 Listen to it here >> ll Photo Gallery here >>
NY TIMES: Lush Land Dries Up, Withering Kenya’s Hopes September 7, 2009 Read it here >> ll Photo Gallery here >>
PBS' Frontline recently reported on the changing climate of the Turkana region. January 24, 2009 Watch it here >>