World Animal Protection is in Kajiado County, Kenya assisting 80,000 animals suffering from an ongoing drought. Kajiado is one of the worst affected counties in Kenya, with the Horn of Africa experiencing some of the worst drought levels in decades.


Species–blind responses creating additional vulnerability for animals in disasters

“I lost 25 cows and 30 sheep and goats in the droughts of 2016 and 2017. I had no feed and the rivers and ponds had dried up. Things were very difficult for me. I had to rely on my only my four donkeys to fetch water for my children from very far away distances. The work was difficult for the donkeys and three died of hunger, thirst and exhaustion” narrates Jane Ndegese, a 43-year-old mother of five living in Kajiado County in Kenya.

Jane Ndegese drawing water from a water well in Kajiado, Kenya 2017