According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index, Kenya is the 30th hungriest country in the world. The report, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ranks Kenya as the 87th hungriest out of 116 countries included in the study.
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.
The nation of Somalia is the worst hit by famine overall, with 50% of its citizens facing starvation; Burundi and Comoros follow, with 35-49.9%.
Several factors have contributed to the high number of people who do not have access to proper meals: 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.