HC Deb 07 December 1961 vol 650 cc1503-4
18. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether supplies of food to the affected areas of Kenya are now adequate, or whether help is still required from voluntary and international organisations.

Mr. H. Fraser

Any further donations to Kenya's Famine Relief Fund either in cash or in the form of protein foods and vitamin supplements will be welcome.

Basic food supplies in Kenya are adequate but due to delays in shipment they are short of protein supplementary foods. The position should improve with the arrival of the first shipment of milk powder about 20th December, but the Kenya Government will need money for the purchase and distribution of additional foods in order to combat malnutrition, which will undoubtedly be an aftermath to the famine. Moreover, a further £15,000 will have to be found for anti-malarial drugs, since following the floods a much greater incidence of malaria must now be expected.

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