The devastating impact of drought in Kenya
14 May 2022 | 2:06 pm
East Africa is suffering a serious drought. According to authorities, at least 3.5 million people in Kenya are affected by the severe shortage and need drinking water. This has even led to armed conflict in the region.
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The carcasses of goats and sheep strewn across the scrubland of northern Kenya are testament to the devastation wrought by the once-in-a-generation floods that have hit the region. In just one area of Marsabit County, herders lost around 20,000 goats and sheep last week after the torrential rain, Roba Koto, the top government official in North Horr constituency, said.
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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