Agency Says Food Scarcity, Drought To Worsen In 2019

Women head to a water truck in Marsabit County. The area has been hard-hit by drought. PHOTO | DAVID MUCHUI


A new report by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) projects that drought and food scarcity in Kenya will worsen in 2019 unless adequate mitigation measures are taken by the government and other actors.

According to the report, sectors likely to be hard-hit include food, livestock, water, health and nutrition, education, peace and security.

The report further showed that the number of people in need of relief assistance had nearly doubled from 1.1 million in February 2019 to 2.6 million in August 2019…Read more>>


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