Kenya is ranked the 30th hungriest nation among 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index report.
23% of Kenyans go to sleep on an empty stomach, according to the report, and more than 650,000 children under five years require treatment for malnutrition.
Somalia is the worst-hit nation overall with 50% of its citizens facing starvation; they’re followed by Burundi, Comoros, South Sudan and Syria with between 35-49.9%.
Among the factors that contributed to the high number of people who cannot access proper meals are: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and conflicts.
According to the report, if the current situation is anything to go by, the progress toward zero hunger by 2030 globally will not be achieved.