Kenya’s current food supply situation and outlook give cause for serious concern. The long rains season which normally accounts for 80 percent of total annual food production, has failed due to a severe drought, leading to widespread crop failures. The current drought has, therefore, aggravated an already severe scarcity of water and pastures for livestock. The current food crisis and sharply rising prices have resulted in starvation-related deaths, particularly among children, are being reported.
Maize is the main staple food of Kenya, averaging over 80 percent of total cereals (rice, wheat, millet and sorghum). Prices of maize are very high and rising, progressively diminishing access to food for the poorer sections of the population. Due to that vulnerable people will not have access to maize on the market and will therefore need food assistance.
Give the Needy Foundation with the help of Mona Riaz has distributed bags of maize to needy families in Nairobi for this event. Please help us donate more bags by supporting us.
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