24 Jul '11, 9pm

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought - - #kenya #drought #UNHCR #WFP #Africa #news

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought - - #kenya #drought #UNHCR #WFP #Africa #news

NAIROBI - Kenya. The Kenyan Government has set aside Kshs. 9 billion towards emergency relief programmes for those affected by the current drought situation in the country, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka Said Sunday the 24 July. The government's announcement comes when the government's strategic food reserves continue to dwindle currently holding less than three million bags of food as opposed to the required eight million bags. Musyoka noted that the devastating drought affecting East Africa and the Horn of Africa has necessitated cross-border migrations of pastoralist communities hence the urgent need to cushion them against the adversities. Musyoka thanked the international humanitarian agencies for partnering with Kenya in assisting the famine stricken residents of Somalia, assuring that Kenya will continue supporting the refugees from warring neighboring state. The Vi...

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