Tana River County Steering Group has projected that the variety of folks dealing with hunger within the space will improve from the present 158,647 to about 173,769 within the coming three months if the anticipated lengthy rains in April and Might/2023 fail.
Addressing the County Steering Group assembly Nationwide Drought Administration Authority (NDMA) Coordinator Mr. Abdi Musa stated the County drought place is at alert stage and the scenario is heading to the alarm stage.
Mr. Musa stated the County is experiencing scarcity of water and pasture in addition to excessive inflow of livestock from neighbouring Counties of Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo and Marsabit contributing to overgrazing.
He added the malnourished standing of youngsters below 5 years previous is at 25.3% ensuing into alarm circumstances therefore, pressing want for intervention by way of medical consideration.
On intervention, World Meals Program Coverage Officer Mr. Philip Looniyo stated the Organisation has been finishing up money switch program to 1,362 households of the needy folks for six months whereby one family get money cash of Sh 6,500 per thirty days from August, 2022.
Mr. Looniyo stated following the rise by the needy folks, WFP will improve the variety of households to learn from money switch from the 1,362 households to 2,321 households on the identical time the money cash per thirty days may also improve from the Sh6, 500 to Sh.11, 200 per thirty days per family beginning April/2023.
By Simon Guruba