With an impending drought in Turkana County in the North-East of Kenya, we’ve been on the ground assessing the situation to see what animal welfare challenges face the region. Fast depleting water sources and lack of pasture mean thousands of animals and humans face the risk of starvation and death.
Today marks the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. As we reflect on the devastating impact of the disaster, it is an opportunity to remember the animal survivors, and the communities that care for them.
Last month, our disaster response teams began working with communities in the North Atlantic Autonomous region (RAAN) of Nicaragua, following a series of tropical storms. Serious flooding has affected thousands of animals in 15 rural communities along the Prinzapolka River.
On May 23rd 2013, we will be joining the Mexican Government in Geneva for the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction conference to host an event to outline what is needed to help safeguard the hundreds of thousands of animals and the millions of people who are affected each year by disasters.