Kenya, drought and famine

 

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Kenya Appeals for International Aid as Drought Threatens Mass Famine

 

Kenya’s government has declared the drought gripping the country a national disaster and appealed for international aid.

With up to half the country affected by the drought that has spread across East Africa, the hungriest are resorting to eating bugs and toxic wild foods. Twenty-three of the country’s 47 counties are facing drought conditions, and these numbers will rise, Secretary General of Kenya’s Red Cross Society Abbas Gullet said.

 

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.