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Source: Save The Children

Shankaroon’s Story.

Shankaroon* lives with her five children in Garissa County, northern Kenya. Like many families in this region, their main source of income came from livestock, but the prolonged drought has killed their animals and therefore, their livelihood 

Her children only eat meals of rice and grit maize twice a day and often go to bed hungry. The lack of nutritious food means Shankaroon’s son Hirsi* is suffering from malnutrition and a weakened immune system. 

Shankaroon hopes her children will grow up, learn, finish their studies and enjoy life, but children can’t play, learn or grow when they’re hungry. The crisis is hurting their childhood and their future. 

Save the Children has provided the family with a cash grant to cover the cost of food, other essential items and livelihood recovery.