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12 million children in Kenya affected by climate shocks

Kenya said Wednesday that more than 12 million children in the country are affected by risks associated with climate shocks and stressors. The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry said out of the number, 2.4 million of them live in arid and semi-arid counties where the impact of climate change is extremely high. These children’s survival, therefore, faces an imminent threat from climate change impacts,” the ministry said in a statement released in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Some of the severe effects of climate change that affect children include diseases like cholera caused by flooding and malnutrition due to drought. There is also displacement from their homes due to both drought and flooding caused by heavy rainfall, with the two weather events having become common in Kenya in the past years. “The dire situation calls for urgent and targeted interventions by every part of society to secure the future of Kenyan children,” the ministry said. According to the National Drought Management Authority, about 1 million children suffer from malnutrition in Kenya due to frequent drought, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. Kenya is among the countries in the Horn of Africa that are worst hit by climate change, with the others being Somalia and Ethiopia. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2024/02/12mn-of-kenyan-children-affected-by-climate-shocks/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=12mn-of-kenyan-children-affected-by-climate-shocks

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  • Esther Wanjiku

    7 w

    What a shocking scenario !

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    • George Kariuki

      8 w

      We cannot stand by and watch their lives being devastated. Let's turn this crisis into a catalyst for action, demanding change from ourselves, our leaders, and the international community.

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      • walter lungayi

        8 w

        It's heartbreaking to see so many children in Kenya being affected by climate shocks. Urgent action is needed to address the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations.

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        • Felix mokaya

          8 w

          @walter_lungayi I agree ,this children are our future generation

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          8 w

          This is such a big number and its worrying news

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          • Felix mokaya

            8 w

            @elizbeth_gathigia True ,the government should act accordingly

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          • Chris Ndungu

            8 w

            This number call for an immediate action to be taken by all of us! If we keep on delaying we will endanger the lives of these innocent souls.

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            • We Don't Have Time

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              • zelda ninga

                8 w

                Climate change affects everyone, and it's up to the leaders to change and take the initial steps that need to be taken to change all this.

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                • Felix mokaya

                  9 w

                  Very concerning .This children are our future leaders who we believe they are going to make this world a better place but them being affected by this climate change crisis it will impact them negatively .The government of Kenya should act on this immediately

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                  • winnie nguru

                    9 w

                    We all ought to pull our inch and change these statistics

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      9 w

                      This is a very huge number mediate action should be taken

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                      • Sarah Chabane

                        9 w

                        This number should make everyone react

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                        • Kevin

                          9 w

                          @sarah_chabane_874 Scary numbers and the government is probably taking this lying down

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                          • Boniface Kuria

                            9 w

                            @sarah_chabane_874 These are estimates, most cases go unreported and unrecorded. Its sad that some even loose lives.

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