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Drought puts millions of Kenyans at risk of starvation

Food insecurity in Kenya is a rapidly growing issue as the country's drought conditions could lead to an estimated 2.1 million citizens facing starvation, according to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). The dry conditions have impacted agricultural harvests that are an essential food source for Kenyans.

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