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900,000 City residents starving says City Hall - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 14:17

Josphat Thiongo

: An estimated 900,000 residents living in Nairobi’s slum areas are starving, it has now emerged. According to a survey by City Hall in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross, Oxfam and World Concerns, 30 percent of the estimated 3 million residents in slum areas sleep hungry or only have a single meal daily. Data relayed by the City’s Food, Agriculture and Forestry department indicates that out of the over 26 slums in the City, Korogocho was the worst affected area by hunger. It is estimated that 200 families living in Korogocho go hungry every day. The survey dubbed ‘The Early Warning and Action Mechanism Strategy survey’ further indicates that 22 percent of children in informal settlements don’t get nutrition in food. This is despite revelations that 15 million plates of food are served daily to the over 5 million population in Nairobi. County Agriculture, Food and Forestry Executive, Njuguna ...
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