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Ethnic Turkana children sing and dance at Kalokutanyang Mobile School as aid workers arrive to inspect them in Kalokutanyang, Turkana, northwestern Kenya, August 9. A local official says that relief food has not reached many parts of the Turkana region where more than half the population is dependent on relief food, resulting in increasing child malnutrition rate up to some 37 percent. Worsening drought is also exacerbating a cross-border armed conflict between Turkana pastoralists and Merille militiamen over resources such as Lake Turkana. At least 12 Turkanas were killed in an attack by militiamen from Ethiopia on August 8. According to the United Nations, almost three million people in Kenya, including half a million refugees from Somalia, are in need of food assistance amid the worsening drought. Turkana in the northwestern region is the hardest-hit area in Kenya.