UN agencies need aid to stem food crisis in Kenya

Food shortages have prompted the United Nations to appeal for $32 million in aid for refugees in the Dadaab and Kakuma camps in northern Kenya. “The malnutrition crisis that we are witnessing in the refugee camps in Kenya is the cumulative effect of years of recurrent budgetary shortfalls,” said Eddie Gedalof, acting country representative for the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, which issued the appeal along with UNICEF and the World Food Program. The two camps host some 237,000 refugees from Sudan and Somalia. (Source: UN agencies seek $32 mln for refugees in Kenya/Reuters)

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