Latest news and blogs from Kenya

July 28, 2017
Hungry and diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition, two-year-old Aisha sits beside empty pots in her house drought-affected Kenya
The crippling conditions of Kenya’s recurrent droughts have plagued two-year-old Aisha’s entire life. A severe drought hit Aisha’s village in northern Kenya in 2014 – the year before her birth – and a lack of rain in the years since have hampered any hope of recovery...
July 28, 2017
Photo: By monitoring the growth and nutrition of children like 18-month-old Ibrae in drought-affected areas, ChildFund is helping reduce the spread of malnutrition
ChildFund’s national offices in Kenya and Ethiopia have been coordinating the delivery of desperately-needed aid to areas where malnutrition is rising. These country offices work closely with local governments to target hard-to-reach places, which are among the hardest hit by the Africa Food Crisis...
July 27, 2017
Photo: Across Africa, millions of children like two-year-old Umoro, whose family live in drought-affected Kenya, are at risk of starvation.
Right now, millions of children in countries across Africa are facing starvation in a catastrophe that has been largely ignored by the international media. These facts will give you some insight into the scope of the grave situation facing millions of children...
July 25, 2017
As the drought continues and food prices soar, children and families in Turkana are surviving on the most slender of means
Drought is not uncommon in the arid north of Kenya. But the increasing frequency of failed rains is unusual, and having a devastating impact on the resilience of local communities to survive food shortages.
June 27, 2017
Photo: Five-year-old Akinyi, seven-year-old Ochieng and their mother Catherine now have full access to their civil rights, after obtaining birth certificates
A birth certificate is a lifelong passport to many rights. Without it, a person cannot access public education, healthcare, and even legal systems. This is the story of how a simple sheet of paper has changed the lives of Catherine and her two children...