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Kenya Allocates $118.1M To Buy Additional Food

Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday that the country’s government allocated $118.1 million to buy additional food imports because up to 10 million people are at risk of “severe hunger” due to drought, Bloomberg reports.

WFP Says More Than 1M Kenyans Need Food Aid Due To Drought; India Increases Food Distribution To Deal With Drought

More than 1 million Kenyans living in prolonged drought conditions are not getting the food aid they need, Gabrielle Menezes, a spokeswoman for the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP), said recently, the Associated Press reports. She said WFP already provides emergency food aid to about 2.5 million people in Kenya, but another 1.3 million still…

Kenya Announces $314M Plan To Tackle Drought, Food Shortages

The government of Kenya on Wednesday announced a $314 million plan to “tackle a drought which has hit food crop-growing regions, reduced hydro-electricity production and led to widespread water shortages,” Bloomberg reports.

Clinton To Meet With South African Leaders

After arriving in South Africa on Thursday as part of her 11-day African tour, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has “encouraged South Africa to take a leadership role on the political crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe,” Bloomberg reports (Zacharia, 8/7).

Opinion: An ‘Integrated Approach’ To U.S. Global Health Aid; G8 Agriculture Investment

Global Health Aid Should Take An ‘Integrated Approach’ “As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health,” Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority leader and current member of the…

Also In Global Health News: Malnutrition Among Sahrawi Refugees; Ethiopia Malaria Efforts; Child Mortality Drops In Sri Lanka; Media Partnerships In Nigeria

U.N. Releases 1.5M For Sahrawi Refugees The U.N. has released 1.5 million dollars in emergency aid to help the 90,000 Sahrawi refugees who have fled to Algeria, the U.N. development office in Algiers said Sunday, the AFP/Yahoo! Canada News (7/26). Malnutrition among the refugees stands at about 18 percent, according…