Kenya on Friday warned of a worsening severe drought in 23 of the country’s 47 counties, the worst in forty years, which has left more than 942,000 children under the age of five in need of medical attention. emergencies for acute malnutrition.

In Kenya, there are also around 134,000 pregnant women suffering from acute malnutrition, the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) said in a statement, a figure that has been rising steadily in recent months.

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