2007–2008 Kenyan CrisisFurther information: 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis
In response to severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds. Since the onset of civil strife in Kenya in 2007, Direct Relief has issued emergency funds of $100,000 and is sending emergency health kit with antibiotics, antifungals, antiseptic, wound care supplies, and sutures to partner OGRA Foundation. Direct Relief has provided air freighted shipments of wide-ranging antibiotics, wound care supplies, oral rehydration solutions, and anti-hypertensive drugs since the violence began.
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