TPRF Contributes Food Aid to Kenyan Refugees

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The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a significant contribution to the Friends of the World Food Program (FWFP) to help the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provide food for the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who have been displaced by the violence accompanying recent election disputes.

There are no blankets, no pots and pans. I am dressed the way I came--I have nothing else.

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a significant contribution to the Friends of the World Food Program (FWFP) to help the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provide food for the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who have been displaced by the violence accompanying recent election disputes.

Over 250,000 people have been forced to flee the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives, and they have nowhere to go. Makeshift camps, police stations and churches are housing many refugees temporarily, but they are sorely lacking food and humanitarian supplies. TPRF's contribution will provide food for 3,000 displaced people over the next three months.

Twenty-six-year-old Grace Omaribe, an intelligent and educated mother of two young boys, described her situation. "There is no food left. It has all been burnt," she said. "There are no blankets, no pots and pans. I am dressed the way I came--I have nothing else."

With so many people at risk of starving, the WFP is working with the government of Kenya, fellow UN Agencies and local NGOs to provide food and other humanitarian assistance as quickly as possible. WFP is supplying beans, vegetable oil, corn-soya blend and ready-to-eat high-energy biscuits, along with trucks for transporting the food, while the government is providing a variety of cereals, and the Kenya Red Cross and other local NGOs are handling distribution.

Because it already has extensive programs in Kenya providing food for 700,000 affected by drought, over 1.1 million school children and over 60,000 HIV/AIDS patients, WFP has been able to respond to this new crisis with extraordinary speed by borrowing from established food stocks over the short term.

TPRF advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life for people most in need. The Foundation often partners with other humanitarian organizations to bring food, water and rapid disaster relief where it is most required.

To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and TPRF's humanitarian initiatives: The Prem Rawat Foundation

Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation, 310-392-5700.

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