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'Hunger does not affect all equally': Horn of Africa drought starves girls of food and their rights

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Women in Kenya taking their children to a malnutrition clinic. Image: ActionAid

Women in Kenya taking their children to a malnutrition clinic. Image: ActionAid

Susan Otieno is executive director of ActionAid in Kenya

Susan Otieno is executive director of ActionAid in Kenya

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Women in Kenya taking their children to a malnutrition clinic. Image: ActionAid

As the drought crisis deepens and food gets scarcer, women in Kenya are resorting to the gastric band of the starving.

They wrap their waists tight to stifle the hunger pangs that rattle their empty stomachs so that the children can have whatever meagre meal can be found.


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