Nearly 2.4 million people in Kenya face food crisis: WFP

Logo 2021-10-02 07:10    Hamro Biratnagar

KATHMANDU : The World Food Program (WFP) has warned that at least 2.4 million people in Kenya are at risk of food shortages in the next month or two.

Drought in northern and eastern Kenya has wreaked havoc on 2.4 million people as of mid-November, warning of a shortage of food. A series of disasters in recent years in East African countries have crippled the economy.

The food crisis is due to the locust infestation in December 2019 and the droughts in 2020 and 2021. According to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the drought a natural disaster last month.

It is said that 210,000 people have already faced famine there. According to the United Nations WFP, three times as many people are likely to go hungry this year than last. More than 8.5 million people were facing severe food insecurity in October and November last year.