Kenya

    The drought that has ravaged parts of northeastern Kenya, killing a large number of livestock, has affected the availability of milk, in turn undermining child nutrition, say officials. "Most [of my livestock] died as we migrated. My youngest child, a girl, became ill and died on the way," said Joseph Lemanyan, a livestock keeper. His family is among hundreds to have moved south to the foothills of Mount Kenya, but there they lost more cattle because of the cold weather. The death of so many cattle has reduced the supply of milk, which should form a large part of the daily diet of children. (IRIN)

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