Preceding the drought and the ensuing famine the Turkana lost many animals due to a tick and fly borne disease that devastated their herds. Encouragement has come to many of the affected families as 62 camels were donated by friends and partners from 2012-2013. The camel restocking program is on going in 2014.


The nomadic Turkana depend on camel and goat milk as a major food source. Since grazing is sparse and scattered throughout this vast district, herds of goats and sheep must be moved frequently. Camels however, need less attention, and can get the most out of local forage from small trees and bushes that the goats and sheep cannot eat.