Levels of malnutrition are rising in parts of northern Kenya while food insecurity is expected to further deteriorate to high and extreme levels in the region, officials warned. “The nutrition situation is critical,” Francis Kidaki, the Turkana Central district nutrition officer, told IRIN. The drought-prone Turkana region in the northwest has experienced consecutive failed rains. Nutritional survey results indicate that levels of global acute malnutrition have also gone up to 22.5 percent compared to 14.3 in 2007; severe acute malnutrition is at 3.5 percent from 1.2 over the same period. (IRIN)

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