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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Baby Ikimat* ...there is still much work to be done

By Bella Nyamamu, photos by Roland Leon (london Mirror)

Baby Ikimat whit her sister

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Drought in Kenya…we’ve got to do more

By Regina Mbochi

On the week of 13th March 2017 Save the Children, UNICEF, WFP, and the Turkana County Department of Health carried out a joint visit to Kibish and Turkana North, in Turkana County, to assess the nutrition situation and the general effects of the drought on the population in Turkana.
 
Women and Children gather for an outreach in Kibish Sub County

Friday 3 March 2017

Tackling malnutrition closer to home can save Barika's life

By Bella Nyamamu

21 year old *Hanifa is a mother of four. *Barika is her youngest child, and at seven months old, *Barika is severely malnourished. *Hanifa has to walk seven kilometres to get to the nearest health facility.

Saturday 11 February 2017

No water means no education for children in Mandera

By Bella Nyamamu & Ruth Njagi

It is 1pm in Mandera County, Northern Kenya. Under the scorching sun and clear skies, children, women and men hold jerry cans in search of water; a community clearly suffering the effects of the drought. 

Mandera is known for episodes of conflict, traditionally fuelled by competition over resources. With the current drought situation getting worse by the day, water is one of the resources that is fast becoming scarce and the lack of it is threatening the health and education of children in Mandera County.

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Drought Leaves An Estimated 6.5 Million Children at risk of hunger in somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

 

DROUGHT LEAVES AN ESTIMATED 6.5 MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK OF HUNGER

IN SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA AND KENYA

An estimated six and half million children could be at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa as a result of back-to-back droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, Save the Children is warning ahead of this weekend’s African Union (AU) meetings in Addis Ababa.

 Nearly half a million children in the region are already suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

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