Millions of Kenyans at risk of starving during Covid-19


Some 3.6 million Kenyans are at risk of hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A report dubbed Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 says countries experiencing conflicts are the highest risk of suffering starvation.

The report published by UK’s aid research firm Development Initiatives indicates that millions of people all over the world need food and urgent medical aid.

Countries listed with as medium to high level of need include Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Libya, Somalia and the Central African Republic.

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Some 5.2 million people have been affected in Somalia, 5.1 million in Zimbabwe, 4.8 million in Chad, 4.4 million in Cameroon, 3.9 million in Mali and Kenya with 3.6 million.

Countries identified with the greatest need of humanitarian assistance include DRC Congo, Sudan, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

All these countries have also recorded more Covid-19 cases which have stretched their health budgets.

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