Kenya fails to manage its food crisis

Published on 01 August 2011

At a streetside kiosk in Isiolo, the price of camel bones for soup has jumped 250 per cent this year to 100 shillings ($1.10) a kilo, straining the pockets of many in the drought-hit eastern Kenyan town. (..) Agencies say an extra 800,000 Kenyans will need food aid this month, on top of the 2.4m that spurred the Kenyan government to declare a national disaster in May. UN food agency WFP is supplying food for 1.6m.

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