• News Feeds
Page last updated at 06:58 GMT, Monday, 31 August 2009 07:58 UK

Kenya 'in the grips of drought'

Much of Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in a decade. According to the UN, which has appealed for more than £140 million to provide emergency food aid, nearly four million people need help. So far, human casualties are thought to be low but malnutrition rates are climbing and many thousands of animals have died. Correspondent Mike Thomson reports from a parched area near the town of Garissa in north east Kenya.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific