Kenya drought 260 million people face food crisis, young girls forced into prostitution to support their families

  [Global Times special correspondent in Egypt Wangyun Song] since last year, Kenya suffered a severe drought, the country's 2.6 million people facing food crisis, food prices rose five-fold in some areas, the number of people suffering from malnutrition and various diseases has also increased significantly。 Among them, the northern part of the country most seriously affected。 The United Nations warned that some of the Kenyan people into hunger one step away。 According to the British "Guardian" reported on the 5th, affected by natural disasters, many Kenyan girls are forced to sell their bodies in exchange for meager income to support his family, the youngest of them only 12 years old。
  5th International Rescue Committee released a report, 肯尼亚图尔 Qana is one of the larger drought-affected areas, the place many families sent their daughters city to make money, some of whom were forced to engage in prostitution, and poor income only 50 Kenyan shillings (about RMB)。   According to reports, the International Rescue Committee staff in early June in Kenya Lodwar red light district found 320 girls between the ages of 12-17 years old, engaged in sex trade。 By investigating 88 people, staff confirmed that they are caused by lack of food due to drought and had to do the work。 Coordinator of the International Rescue Committee in Kenya watt envelope, said that 88 girls from poor rural all, they said that their families have lost their livestock, no money, so the family will bid farewell to them or forcing them to marry。 Network-watt, he said many girls for the sex trade are vulnerable to abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases。 Especially those with children who experience despair is self-evident。   It reported that many Kenyan men have with their livestock to neighboring Uganda, leaving the woman to take care of younger siblings and elders at home alone。
24-year-old Mary the sex trade as a means to feed their families, she said: This is our family living out of the way, the children will always feel anxious because of hunger, it (prostitution) is not a good thing, but I need to take care of children, it can only force yourself (do such a thing), no other way。