Famine in Kenya

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  • Famine in Kenya
    • Received £12.7 million from Britain
    • 11 million people were affected across East Africa
    • They appealed for $150 million in aid
    • Half of all cows and sheep in Wajir district died
      • Animals left were too weak to produce milk and too emaciated to be slaughtered for meat
    • Animals left were too weak to produce milk and too emaciated to be slaughtered for meat
    • 3.5- 4 million people faced starvation
    • 90% of Wajir districts 407,000 population were in a near catastrophic situation
    • Drought stretched back from 2000, 1997, 1992 and 1987
      • 2 years without rain, last rain was 2004
        • 90% of Wajir districts 407,000 population were in a near catastrophic situation
    • Children admitted to hospital with malnutrition went from 2 a week to 4 a day
    • Human fatalities were counted in dozens

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