‘Time is running out’ for Kenyan children after worst drought in 40 years
According to a press release by UK charity Save the Children, at least 18.6 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are currently living with acute food insecurity and rising malnutrition. As the drought rages on in the Horn of Africa, this number could rise to 20 million by September.
In northeastern Kenya, the number of children facing acute malnutrition has risen by 25 per cent to nearly one million this year. This number could spike further if forecasts for another failed rainy season prove to be accurate, leading to an unprecedented catastrophe.