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Hunger in Kilifi County inland grows

There are fathers selling their young daughters to buy food

13-04-2017 by redazione

An unprecedented situation and think in Kenya who grows economically is even more sad and absurd.
Hunger in the hinterland of Kilifi County is now an unbearable grip even for a notoriously adaptable and patient population as that of the Kenyan coast.
Months of drought and rising prices of basic commodities have led most of the inhabitants of off villages from the holiday resorts to suffer more than necessary for this grave crisis for which the government has already declared "natural disaster", although its so natural is not.
These days there is a series of NGO aid, multinationals and pro-government associations, with the support or only the support of political candidates in the upcoming elections.
And this is the only salvation for the poor people of the coast: the approach of the election and its campaign which also provides gifts and a bit 'of good charity.
In the meantime, however, as demonstrated by a survey by the national newspaper The Standard, drought has undermined the health of cattle and sheep properties of tribes that livestock and crop farming have always been the only resources, he has forced many householders to extreme solutions : sales are still minors compatriots daughters are reported, often elderly, to take advantage of the dowry that often consists of goats or cows, as well as monetary compensation.
desperate gestures that must be avoided.
To address the emergency food inland from Kilifi, a few days ago the Minister of Mineral Resources Dan Kazungu involved a large Indian company in the distribution of packages of flour, beans and milk for 20,000 family groups in the area.
Other such initiatives are planned on Easter Sunday.

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