16 October 2008

Famine looming

Poor rains mean another tense period for communities living in the dry bush-land of north-eastern Kenya, close to Somalia and Ethiopia.

Despite the preparations that communities are making, if the short rains fail in October and November more people will be faced with famine.

The lack of rain causes drought, but it is the increase in the number of people living off the land that means many communities are threatened with famine.

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