Emergency in Kenya
On 16 January 2009 the President of the Republic of Kenya declared a national disaster in Kenya as a result of the famine there.
The famine is largely as a result of the political unrest which saw some 350,000 subsistence farmers dispossessed.
The white maize crop was drastically reduced and the price of maize has more than doubled. Wages have remained static.
The country needs 37 billion Kenya shillings to deal with the disaster and more than 10 million Kenyans need food relief. The East African Coordinator has visited Lordwa and Bondo and Isiolo and the need is great there with many going without food. The little children are without food daily. There are also similar problems in many areas, if not quite so severe.
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