Kenya

Chronic drought places 2 million Kenyans at risk of starvation, UN agency says

Even though parts of Kenya have seen patchy rainfall in recent months, a devastating, years-long drought means that there is still a chance that 2 million people may starve without food assistance through August, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.

Immediate aid needed for drought-stricken children in Kenya, UNICEF says

Nearly $3 million are needed at once to ease the impact of drought on children in Kenya, with 30,000 malnourished youngsters requiring urgent nutrition, 450,000 doses of measles and polio vaccination coming due, and 200,000 people lacking safe drinking water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.