Kenya is on the brink of its own disaster

Published on 31 July 2011

The small harness hanging from the branch of an acacia tree looks much like the baby swings used to cradle infants around the world. But slumped against its straps is no bouncing, chubby toddler. Instead, there lies the listless frame of a child brought close to death by hunger. (..) Oxfam and the World Food Programme are increasing food distribution services here, but Theresa is worried they may come too late. "The last time relief food came here was in May. That ran out 20 days ago. Since then we've had nothing."

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