The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern -

Gov­er­nor Nathif Jama in October de­clared the drought a dis­as­ter and called for ur­gent help. “The [na­tional] gov­ern­ment has all the ma­chin­ery to mit­i­gate the cur­rent cri­sis. But it’s like they are wait­ing for the emer­gency level, when many live­stock and hu­man lives are lost,” he said. Jama said his ad­min­is­tra­tion had dis­trib­uted at least 100 tonnes of re­lief aid to Ijara and Hu­lugho sub­coun­ties, but added that more food was needed. Later that month the Na­tional Drought Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity set up camp in Garissa.

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