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Public Information Officer for Kenya
Gabrielle Menezes joined WFP in 2008 and is currently a public information officer for the organization in Nairobi.
Mary Muthohi is among the 3.8 million Kenyans who are facing the bruising effects of drought. Yesterday she had to borrow food from her neighbour to feed her five children. The whole family had not eaten at all the day before. Watch video
NAIROBI -- Mary and her family, like many other farming families in Kenya, are facing a bleak few months. During this time, food assistance will be crucial.
This is just the beginning of Kenya’s food crisis, but the drought has already ravaged the country. In parts of central Kenya, 50 percent of shallow wells, boreholes and other water sources have dried up. People walk up to 30 kilometres in search of water.