Food assistance helps Kenyans cope with drought - Turkana County
Turkana County is one of many Northeastern counties in Kenya battling the devastating effects of perennial drought in recent years. Two failed rainy seasons have doubled the number of people in need of food assistance from 1.3 million in mid-2016 to 2.6 million by February 2017. During this time, malnutrition rates were at emergency levels, with rates of more than 10 percent above the recommended global threshold reported in many areas.

In 2017, as part of a supplementary feeding program aimed at preventing malnutrition, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed packets of fortified flour formulated to meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable groups, including children between 6 months and 5 years, pregnant women as well as lactating mothers who have children between the ages of 0-6 months.

Lobei Health Center was one of the distribution points.
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