the Rotary Club of Fraserburgh is raising money to help give support to the Lifestraw Campaign to help those suffering from the worst drought in Africa for a long time.
Fraserburgh Rotary has sent an initial £300 which would provide ten family Lifestraws to the Rotary International Horn of Africa Appeal as a continuation of its Lifestraw Campaign.
This campaign and the generous support raised more than £5,000 locally during the last year which has helped people in Pakhistan, Haiti, and Kenya to drink safely. and we now hope to continue this campaign to provide help in this new emergency.
The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought for a long time.
This means water shortages so every source of water in any condition and contamination needs to be used and Lifrstraws’ filtration makes it possible to use what little there is safely.
Much of the drought area is dry and even semi-desert which only has rivers and water during the limited rains and in between, the semi-nomadic peoples dig wells in the dried river beds to provide for themselves and their animals.
In the drought most of the animals are dying, and the starving peoples are tending to congregate where there is a possibility of help.
In these places water resources are limited and overstretched so that it is critical that any source is made use of and Lifestraws are able to allow this safely.
The talk is of drought and famine, and aid for food is obviously critical so that our support for that must be urgent. However, lack of water kills more quickly than lack of food so the help with Lifestraws can mean that people live long enough to get the food aid that they need.
Contributions and support would be much appreciated and should be sent to Fraserburgh Rotary Club Lifestraws Appeal, c/o Treasurer, Mrs A. Brodie-Allan, Ardlin Farmhouse, Ythanbank, Ellon AB41 7YT.