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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Kenya

11 May 2022

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Thirteen-year-old Mogila Ekaale, mother of a 6-month-old baby, cannot afford to buy water from vendors and has to fetch it from an unlined water hole in Turkana, Kenya. Photo: OCHA/Jane Kiiru

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights –  11 May 2022

Kenya

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths will be in Kenya on 12 and 13 May. In Kenya, 3.5 million people are severely food insecure and acute malnutrition rates in some areas are more than double the emergency threshold. This is due to one of the most severe droughts in recent history. 

The drought is also affecting Somalia and Ethiopia, leaving more than 15 million people across the three countries facing high levels of acute food insecurity and severe water shortages.

During his visit to Kenya, Mr. Griffiths is expected to meet with representatives of the Government, people on the front lines of the crisis, local authorities, and national and international humanitarian partners.

The threat of large-scale loss of life in Africa’s Horn is rising each day, and there is an urgent need to scale up the humanitarian response to save lives and livelihoods and avert the worst outcomes.
And more funding is required to enable humanitarian partners to respond to this severe climate-induced emergency.