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Kenya

Concern Worldwide has been helping people to come together and solve problems in their local communities.

In the Kajiado district in southern Kenya, the rains have not come for the fourth year in a row. Drought, rising food prices and climate change are combining to threaten the lives of the Maasai herders who call Kajiado home. This video tells their story.

Recently I was privileged to spend a few days in the company of a remarkable man. I first met Kenny Matampash in Kenya in May. A member of the pastoralist Maasai people, he runs a local NGO – Neighbours Initiative Alliance – that provides support to his fellow Maasai.

Today, as part of Blog Action Day, thousands of people are blogging about climate change. For Concern Worldwide’s entry, I’ve decided to write about how climate change is affecting world hunger.

Daniel Howden from the Independent recently visited Marsabit in northern Kenya with Concern.

There are some harrowing reports coming from Kenya about its worsening drought.

Using mobile phones, Concern distributed cash to over 3,000 people in the Kerio Valley, Kenya. The project was a success, empowering the recipients, improving their lives and stimulating the local economy.

When fighting erupted following the Kenyan presidential election in 2007, schools were badly affected. Many still haven’t recovered.

People in Kenya’s slums are starving. As reported by the Daily Nation, some of them are taking to eating pig food to stay alive.

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