Over 8m Need Food Aid, Says UN

The number of people in need of emergency food aid in East Africa has increased by two million to nearly 8.4 million as drought continues to ravage the region, according to OCHA

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the number of people in need of emergency food aid in East Africa has increased by two million to nearly 8.4 million as drought continues to ravage the region.

OCHA argues that poor rains from October to December have led to substantial harvest failure, a decrease in water availability, deteriorating pasture conditions and livestock losses, a situation exacerbated by conflict, lack of access, high food prices and human and livestock diseases.
 
The organisation states that the overwhelming majority of newly affected people, 1.2 million people, are Kenyan, according to the new multi-agency assessments.
 
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