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Northern Kenya faces hunger crisis as drought wipes out livestock

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Lodwar, Kenya Reuters In a dry river bed in Kenya’s arid north-west, pastoralists dig ever-deeper pits in an anxious search for water, as the region suffers its worst drought in 40 years, which has wiped out livestock and crops, deepening a hunger crisis. For the last four rainy seasons the annual rains have failed across […]

Drought in northern Kenya pushes millions towards hunger

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Marsabit, Kenya Reuters In northern Kenya, the ribs of dead sheep stretch towards the blazing sun as parched herders trudge past, a day’s march from water. The value of their skinny goats is falling as fast as the prices scrawled on the sacks in the market are shooting up. More than 465,000 children under five […]