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02/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kenya Makes Urgent Plea To Help 10 Million Affected By Famine

Kenya has made an international appeal for food aid to help alleviate famine affecting 10 million people. The Government requires Sh 32 billion to meet the shortfall caused by a poor harvest, among other things until the end of August.

When making the appeal, at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, President Kibaki said an assessment from Kenya Food Security Steering Group indicates that Kenya requires Sh37 billion to meet all the needs of the current food emergency.

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