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KENYA: Drought exacerbates conflict in Turkana | IRIN Africa

LOKICHOGGIO, 29 July 2011 (IRIN) – Cross-border armed conflict over resources among Turkana pastoralists in northeastern Kenya has increased following the severe drought ravaging parts of the Horn of Africa. Besides rampant malnutrition, the desperate competition has led to increased livestock theft, shootings and forced migration.

With greater pressure on fewer resources, the consequences have been particularly dire for pastoralists, who make up 60 percent of the population in Turkana district.

Natoo Lore, an elder, said: “This drought is very severe for everyone. We have very small herds. I lost 100 goats and sheep in the past two months.”

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