Somalia particularly affected
Somalia is particularly hard hit by the current devastating drought. According to UN estimates from July, the current drought – the worst in the last 40 years – exceeds previous ones “in terms of duration and severity”. 7.8 million people, almost half the population, do not have enough to eat. According to the United Nations, one in five children could be severely malnourished by October. These up to 1.5 million people face starvation if they are not helped immediately. Due to the desperate situation, more than one million people in Somalia have already left their homes in search of food for their children.