Alarming rise in malnutrition cases in Kenyan camps

  • Malnutrition rates have reached alarming levels in Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya, especially among children, posing a severe threat to their health and well-being.
  • Prolonged drought, increased food insecurity, reduced food rations, and the recent rainy season have all contributed to the critical rise.
  • The IRC is calling for urgent action from governments, donors, and the international community to combat malnutrition and ensure a better future for these children.
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