Across the Horn of Africa, the worst drought the region has seen in 40 years
Across the Horn of Africa, the worst drought the region has seen in 40 years is driving a shutdown of life there.
At least 10 million children are suffering as four rainy seasons have failed in the space of two years – killing vast swathes of livestock and crops and drying up water sources.
This year’s March to May rainy season is likely the driest on record and another season later this year could also fail.
More than 1.8 million children across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia require urgent treatment for life-threatening severe acute malnutrition. More than 200,000 people are judged to be at risk of famine in Somalia, according to the Famine Early Warning Network.