Death and disease: Kenya's drought-hit livestockMonday, June 20, 2022 Anthony Langat/TNH
Livestock diseases and deaths are at record levels in the eastern Horn of Africa, with the region experiencing a prolonged drought emergency.
The World Food Programme has warned that 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are facing severe hunger as a result of three back-to-back droughts, and the number could rise to 20 million if the rains fail again this season.
While access to veterinary services can be limited for farmers in remote locations, initiatives are underway in Kenya to train community members in the distribution of medicine and advice.
Kenyan journalist and videographer, Anthony Langat, travelled to some of the worst-affected villages in the arid north. He spoke to herders who have lost livestock as a result of starvation and disease, as well as community members being trained to ensure pastoralists can access help for their animals.