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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.

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About Kenya

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.

Facts About

More than 46 Million
live there

About 13% of girls and boys are out of school

49 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 53,013
from harm

supported 38,164
in times of crisis

provided 145,615 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 51,829 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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