Millions of Kenyans, neighbours at risk of starving

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Millions of people in Kenya and the neighbouring Somalia and Ethiopia are at risk of starvation.
FAO has revealed that over 12 million people in the three countries are currently in need of emergency food, The Star reports.
Kenya has experienced drought since last year, spreading to about 13 counties so far.
The Government has been distributing relief food and hay in affected counties, with humanitarian organisations stepping in to support affected families.
Kenya Red Cross, which has already reached out to people in Samburu, Kilifi, Lamu, Tana River, Kwale and Marsabit, confirmed: “KRCS distributed 280 MT of assorted food to 15,954 people in Samburu, Lamu, Kwale and Kilifi counties.” adding that families in Marsabit, Kilifi and Tana River have been receiving cash transfers every month.

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