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Kenya - Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance to the Population affected by Drought and Famine
The Government of Kenya has, on 10th February 2017, declared the current drought a national disaster as some pastoral zones are experiencing extreme dry spells since August 2016. High local cereal prices, increasing livestock mortality and conflict have exacerbated the impact of the drought. For example, the price of maize (the staple food) has increased tremendously over the last 12 months. Food prices are currently 10%-25% above their five-year averages and are expected to continue rising.