President Ruto Urges Red Cross to Join Climate Action Activities

President William Ruto attending the Kenya Red Cross Society engagement that saw his installation as the patron of Kenya Red Cross Society called for collaboration in dealing with climate change in its scope of activities.

In reference to the climate crisis at hand, the President said the unprecedented wave of challenges calls for effective transformative collaboration.

“Go further and join us in sensitizing our communities about climate change and ways of building resilience,” he said.

Having set up a project through the government of planting trees, the president urged the Society to use its capacity to mobilize communities to complement the government’s tree-planting Programme.

“Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in 40 years. We’ve been in this situation for a long time and a lot of work has to be done in mitigating its effects,” he said.

Calling on the need for community and lobby groups’ involvement in the strides to averting the climate crisis at hand as initiatives are set up to mitigate the challenges faced.

Ruto said the government had made available an extra Sh2 billion, in addition to the Sh3.2 billion given earlier, to tackle famine.

President Ruto and leaders as well as Kenya Red Cross Society Members at State House

Starvation has claimed lives and made it difficult to survive as the drought was prolonged hence its severity turning out consequential to humanity and wildlife.

“The @KenyaRedCross Society must build strong, expanded, and productive collaboration that will encompass response to climate change in its operations. That way, it will help mitigate the adverse effects of a changing environment and build resilience in our communities,” emphasized President Ruto.

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