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21 Aug 2017 description

New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot

Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.

The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.

13 Jul 2017 description

Berlin / Nairobi – A new SMART Survey compiled by the Kenyan Ministry of Health as well as the UN and non-governmental organizations shows critical levels of acute malnutrition in Turkana. The trend indicates a worsening situation compared to June 2016 and January 2017. High level of severe malnutrition noted across the sub counties with Turkana South at 12%, summarize the experts of the SMART Survey.

03 Nov 2009 description

The Johanniter are distributing food rations and providing emergency medical aid for the affected population.

In the last two years, large parts of Kenya have frequently gone without the usual seasonal rainfall. In many regions, this has drastically increased food supply instability. According to official estimates, 3.8 million cattle owners and small-scale farmers in rural regions are affected by food shortages due to lack of rainfall.

06 Aug 2009 description

Berlin - In 2008, Johanniter mainly focused on providing medical care throughout 22 countries, and invested donations and subsidies in the amount of nine million Euros - half a million more than the previous year. Although, the share of donations has slightly decreased from 2007, subsidies from third-party donors, such as Germany's Foreign Office, have increased.