The US government has given $169 million for feeding program to starving people in Kenya and Ethiopia, USAID said on Thursday.
USAID, the US government's humanitarian relief agency, in a statement said that that $33 million will be issued for relief to Kenya.
The funding comes after Trump administration pledged $639 million in urgent food assistance for starving population in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen last month.
"With this new funding, the United States is scaling up emergency food assistance, while providing specialized nutrition supplies to treat malnourished children, and also furnishing safe drinking water and essential health services," USAID's statement said.
The cash to Kenya is expected to feed refugees fleeing neighboring countries faced by conflicts and Kenyans suffering from drought, the agency said.
United Nations data reveals that 795 million people worldwide are undernourished, mostly in developing countries. UN warned of mass starvation in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.