Kuwait Red Crescent Society opens two water wells in Kenya

Garissa project included drilling of two wells and was funded by Kuwait to support more than 17,000 people affected by drought

Kuwait backed the Kenyan water project.
Kuwait backed the Kenyan water project.

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has launched a project to restore water supply systems in Kenya’s Garissa town in cooperation with Kenya Red Cross, with KRCS envoy to Kenya, Dr Musaed Al-Enezi, stating that the scheme would support more than 17,000 people in areas affected by drought, and was part of ongoing Kuwaiti humanitarian efforts to help those in need around the world.

Two wells — one of a 55m-depth and the other 150m-deep — will be equipped with pumps and powered by solar energy as part of the project, which also included the rehabilitation of the flood-damaged water supply system in Qarashi.

Al-Enzi told Kuwait’s state news agency, Kuna, that the country’s donation aimed to provide sustainable sources of safe water to people in the Garissa region and neighbouring areas suffering from recent natural disasters.

He additionally appealed to donors and the private sector to donate to the KRCS’s programmes and projects.

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