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Over 300 benefit from street feeding program

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Over 300 people living in the streets of Mombasa have benefited from a street feeding program.

The program conducted by the International police and some volunteers in Mombasa is providing at least three meals a week to the families living in the streets.

At least 300 people get food during every street food supply from humanitarian organisation, International Police.

The International Police Mombasa County Focal person for community service renowned social worker Rafik Rauf said the meal is served at night during curfew hours.

“This is to ensure those with nowhere to go and who sleep in the streets get food,” said Mr. Rauf.

A mixture of rice with meat famously referred to as Pilau is served to the less fortunate families.

“These people are psychologically affected, they use to be stable but after Covid-19 they are hopeless,” reiterated Rauf.

He said the International Police organisation that comprise of retired police officers from various countries worldwide is spearheading the program.

The street feeding program according to Rauf has been running for the last three months now.

He said though it’s conducted three days a week, it has helped many people living in the street.

The humanitarian organisation has also visited Shimo la Tewa women prison in a bid to provide them with sanitary materials and counseling sessions.

The International Police aims at providing humanitarian services to the vulnerable families within the society.

The IP in partnership with Orphan Aid Kenya is also visiting orphanages in Mombasa to help the children in those homes with basic and other humanitarian needs.

Rauf said the humanitarian programs will be enhanced especially during these challenging times of Covid-19.