Drought in Kenya leaves 1 million people short of food
05 April 2019 | 7:46 am
Drought in Kenya leaves 1 million people short of food.
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In Kenya, the sharp rise in grain prices caused by Russia ending the shipping deal, is hitting hard. The entire region is in the worst drought seen for four decades.
As the United Nations Security Council convenes, global food insecurity takes center stage with a looming crisis threatening vulnerable populations.
Food prices have been rising rapidly since the Economic Community of West African States began pressuring coup leaders to reinstate President Mohamed Bazoum. Ordinary Nigeriens say they are already starting to feel the sting of ECOWAS sanctions.
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Africa accounts for only about four percent of global emissions but bears the brunt of the consequences of climate change. Millions are starving as a result of the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa.
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