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Kenya

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Sand dams protect water for drought-hit pastoralists in Kenya

23 Mar 2017, TRF

Recent rain failures have particularly hit livestock-herding communities across the country, some of whom have lost their entire herds to drought, or are left to walk long distances in search of water. To remedy this, the African Medical and Research Foundation has built 20 sand dams in the area in the past decade.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes
  • Website: http://www.devolutionplanning.go.ke
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary
  • Phone:+254-20-2250645 ext. 39502 +254-20-2250628 ext. 39502




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