Saturday, February 11, 2017

Warned but not heeded

Kenya's president has declared the drought, which has affected as much as half the country, a national disaster. Kenya's Red Cross says 2.7 million people face starvation if more help is not provided.

In Somalia, nearly half the population is suffering from food shortages and the UN says there is a risk of famine in several parts of the country. During the last drought on this scale in 2011, famine killed about 250,000 Somalis.

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