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Fifty percent of Kenya’s population , an estimated 20 million people, live below the poverty line. Poverty and its effects persist throughout Kenya, where worsening food security and outbreaks of disease such as cholera and malaria plague the country. The poor both urban and rural struggle as they are without adequate access to water, sanitation, health care, and education.

As conflicts in the region continue, Kenya has become home to an influx of refugees, primarily from neighboring Somalia. Currently, the country is hosting an estimated 412,193 refugees and asylum-seekers, amongst them are vulnerable young girls and children who are often victims of exploitation.

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Emergency Flood Relief in Kenya and Uganda

Emergency Flood Relief in Kenya and Uganda - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

In response to the rain-induced floods in Kenya and Uganda, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) responded immediately to aid the people affected by the flooding. Tens of thousands of people have been affected by the flooding and the torrential rains are wiping out the food supply, creating a need for international assistance. continue reading »

Zakat Foundation of America, a Muslim charity that collects zakat, sadaqa / donations to provide humanitarian, emergency relief and sustainable development programs to empower lives throughout the world. We offer top Zakat resources including The Zakat Handbook: A Practical Guide for Muslims in the West, Zakat kit, ask an Imam feature, and you can calculate and pay zakat through our easy, online calculator.

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Vital Stats

Population: 39,000,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 55 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 58 years
Major Diseases: High risk of bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, Rift Valley fever, schistosomiasis and rabies
Religions: Protestant - 45%
Roman Catholic - 33%
Muslim - 10%
indigenous beliefs - 10%
other - 2%
Literacy Rate: 85 %
Unemployment Rate: 40 %
Poverty Rate: 55 %
Natural Hazards: Recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons