Nearly half a million Kenyans go to bed on an empty stomach due to deteriorating economic conditions, new data has revealed.
The report by US-based Famine Early Warning Systems Network strikes at the heart of what has been driving acute food shortage including the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Covid-19 is one of a number of drivers of acute food insecurity including, but not limited to, conflict, macroeconomic shocks, weather shocks and pest outbreaks,” said the report.
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It said between one and three million people in Uganda need to be fed urgently while Somalia has up to five million hungry citizens.