Kenya seeks $463 mln to feed hungry citizens

Published on 19 January 2009

The Kenyan government on Friday launched an international appeal seeking 37 billion shillings (about 463 million U.S. dollars) to feed its hungry population as it has declared the famine situation in the country as a national disaster. [...] Currently, the Kenyan government and the World Food Program are feeding 1.4 million people under [an] emergency operation program. Another 1 million people are also fed through direct government interventions. However, Kibaki said these ongoing programs cannot absorb the sharp increase in numbers of needy people requiring relief food without additional resources.

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