KENYA: Drought exacerbates conflict in Turkana

Published on 29 July 2011

More than half the population was already dependent on food aid before the drought, and the number is now increasing with the crisis, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). "The droughts are now coming more frequently and they are coming for longer periods than they used to," said Elizabeth Nabutola, head of WFP in Lodwar. She said the agency was scaling up its activities by providing supplementary feeding for 15,000 mothers and children under five.

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