Below is the news from 2013 feel free to take a look at what has happened select from the panel and you will view a small amount of the story related to the full article which can be selected from within the panel.
New aquifers found
Peace and greening the desert
Fr Steven Ochieng, a priest working with the St Paul's Missionary Community on the Kenya-Ethiopia border has sent an urgent appeal for funds to save the lives of a group of Dassanech families who have been severely affected by drought.
About 40 of their animals have been dying of starvation each day for the past two weeks.
Two giant aquifers each containing billions of litres of water have been located in Turkana. The aquifers have been discovered using new techniques for interpreting satellite imagery developed by French company, Radar technologies, founded by Alain Gachet. In an area in which many people survive with very minimal water resources, drought conditions can bring devastation.
Supporters Winifred Patterson, Breda Williams, Nora & John Swift, & Gerry Kirby with Fr Albert & Fr Denis at Our Lady Help of Christians, north London Article originally appearing on www.indepentcatholicnews.com
Westminster priest Fr Albert Salvans, who runs the Missionary Community of St Paul the Apostle, (MCSPA) in Lobur, on the edge of the Turkana desert in northwest Kenya...
Six fishermen supported by New Ways fishing programme in Todonyang in the north of Turkana, close to the border with Ethiopia, were recently killed in an attack by militia men. The milita men are alledged to have come across the border from Ethiopia although the police have not so far confirmed this.
Cross border violence and incursions by armed militias has been a problem...
Rain in Turkana is a rare event but when it comes it brings the landscape to life. This video shows the recent rains and how much rain can fall in a short period of time. Its normal for the water to run straight-off down normally dry river beds untill it reaches the saline waters of Lake Turkana. New Ways helps to build rock catchment and earth pan dams to retain as much as possible for people and livestock.
New Ways partner in Kenya, the MCSPA, is part of a major campaign to eradicate trachoma in the region. By the end of next year it is planned that over 850,000 people will have been vaccinated against this disease.
Trachoma is a disease caused by infection in the eyes causing the eyelashes to turn in towards the eye...
Fr. Francisco Andreo, or Paco as many knew him, was the founder of New Ways partner in Kenya, the Missionary Community of St Paul the Apostle (MCSPA). Paco passed away yesterday 15th February, 2013 at 3:55pm. He had endured more than five years of cancer. He will be sadly missed by those that knew him.