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UN seeks funds to help millions starving in Kenya

world Updated: Feb 11, 2009 09:45 IST
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UN seeks funds to help millions starving in Kenya

The United Nations headquarters is seeking funds to help millions of people starving in Kenya.

“Hunger is not an option,” Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme and head of the UN Office in Nairobi Anna Tibaijuka said at the campaign’s launch.

“But at the moment for 10 million people it is a reality,” she said. “There is food in this country but the real problem is access.”

According to Abdi Noor of the Kenya Red Cross, food shortages have been exacerbated by a combination of failed rains and violence following the contested December 2007 presidential elections.