LETHAL HUNGER

Drought and children in Wajir: A future stolen before it began

Even when they survive starvation, malnourished kids suffer for life

In Summary

• A tour of rural Wajir reveals the little-spoken-about consequences of hunger: it kills

• Many of the children affected are so severely wasted that they look almost elderly

The room where starving kids are resuscitated at the Wajir County Referral Hospital is deathly quiet.

This is odd. Children’s wards are often noisy with cries, murmurs and movements...

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