The Horn of Africa is facing what has been called the worst drought in 60 years, with an estimated 12.4 million people urgently in need of food. In Kenya, the UN estimates more than four million are threatened by starvation.
What HKI Is Doing
HKI is strengthening the impact of feeding programs in priority districts in Kenya and ensuring that chidren with severe malnutrition can be appropriately treated to recovery. HKI has also partnered with UNICEF to ensure that children who need to be treated for severe malnutrition receive a standard of care that is globally acceptable. We are also training health workers to deliver key nutrition and health messages to communities receiving food aid, including the importance of breastfeeding and how to care for sick children.
Follow our staff as they blog on Seed to Sight and provide the latest information about HKI’s work in Kenya helping drought-affected communities.
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Helen Keller International
ESC Sub-Region Office
ILRI Campus, Uthiru
P.O BOX 13904-00800
Telephone: +254-20-230 6322