East Africa Child Food Crisis
In Kenya, Save the
Children has been supporting communities mitigate the immediate impact of this
drought crisis in one of Kenya’s most vulnerable location; Turkana. Since
September 2016 we have rolled out screenings for malnutrition, reaching over 19,000
children five years old and younger and more than 10,000 pregnant women.
We are also providing
technical assistance to county governments to develop and implement response
plans; and where need be have responded directly such response to malnutrition
in Turkana through mass screening, conducting assessments and analysis to highlight areas of greatest need, we have a
strong operational presence in 5 of the 23 affected counties and are among the
lead agencies working with Kenya’s Humanitarian Partners Team at the national level.
Read our latest Factsheet
One of Africa’s most developed countries, Kenya is also one of the most unequal. And the places where we work present huge challenges - from severe drought conditions in the north east province to the enormity of the Dadaab refugee camp.
More than 44 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 11 years
70 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $3 a day
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015