Kenyan herders flee as cattle die

Published on 21 July 2011

Wajir - Abdi Seikh Musa was once a flourishing livestock herder, but now, as extreme drought grips the Horn of Africa, his animals are dying as the people of northern Kenya struggle for survival. (..) The UN food agency is distributing food in the region, but officials say they are struggling to meet the intensifying demands. "The needs are immense," said Benjamin Makokha, a local official with the World Food Programme. "Everyday the situation grows worse."

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